Alpine Summits and Visitors
The alpine summits of the Adirondack High Peaks are iconic, drawing thousands of visitors each year. They're also home to the state's rarest ecosystem and plants. Summits are the quintessential example of the intersection between protection of the natural systems and of visitor experience on our public lands.
Julia Goren, Deputy Executive Director of the Adirondack Mountain Club, has spent more than 15 years working in and around the alpine summits of the Adirondacks. She is a former coordinator of the Adirondack High Peaks Summit Stewardship Program and was most recently the director of the Adirondack Council's VISION 2050 Project. She's a recipient of the Guy Waterman Alpine Steward Award and Adirondack Wild's Wild Stewardship Award for her work stewarding alpine summits.