- YEAR: 2016
- GRANT RECIPIENT: Adirondack Mountain Club
- PROJECT: Stewarding the Adirondack High Peaks
- AMOUNT: $5,000
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With such good weather this year, it isn’t surprising that the number of visitors to the High Peaks has again skyrocketed. This is the sixth year in a row to set a record for the number of contacts made. To put a 36,355 person year in context, when the Summit Steward program started in 1990, stewards spoke with just over 7,000 hikers. This year saw a fivefold increase over that season.