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New hiking challenge involves bringing your dogs to the Adirondacks

The ADK-9 hiking challenge provides 9 dog friendly hikes with views and offers a chance to explore lesser traveled peaks of the region.

ADIRONDACK, N.Y. — A new hiking challenge called "ADK-9" asks hikers to bring their dogs with them on the outdoor adventure and take a picture of them on the peak.

The ADK-9 hiking challenge provides 9 dog friendly hikes with views and offers a chance to explore lesser traveled peaks of the region. 

The 9 dog friendly peaks are:

  • Bartonville Mountain
  • Baxter Mountain
  • Buck Mountain
  • Castle Rock
  • Floodwood Mountain
  • Jay Mountain
  • Moxham Mountain
  • Mt. Van Hoevenberg
  • Silver Lake Mountain

Once you have hiked all 9 peaks, you are eligible to become an ADK-9 finisher where you will receive a ADK-9 patch, sticker and roster number.

Registration for the challenge can be found here.

There is also a first-time ever seasonal Fall photography contest where photos of your dogs must be taken on an ADK-9 mountain to be entered.

Photos must be taken from September 15-October 31, 2020. You can submit your photos on Facebook or Instagram by tagging the ADK-9 and using the hashtag #ADK9PhotoContest. Photos can also be submitted through adk9challenge@gmail.com

More information on the Fall Photo contest can be found here.

Once you have hiked all 9 peaks after July 4th 2020, you are eligible to become an ADK-9 finisher! To receive your ADK-9 patch, sticker and roster number please complete the registration form and mail in your $10 fee (an extra $5 if you want the dog patch as well).