DEC warns about hiking on muddy trails
Courtney Ward reports for WTEN that it is spring, and the Department of Environmental Conservation is warning about the possibility of muddy trails. There is still snow and ice melting at higher elevations and the DEC is asking hikers not to hike above 2,500 ft. until the trails have dried and hardened. And the agency warns that hiking on muddy trails damages the environment. DEC Forest Ranger Peter Evans said, “So really pay attention to what you’re doing.... Make sure that if you are going to try to cross a brook or something like that, you take not only the current weather pattern, but the weather that’s going to be happening in the afternoon and early evening into account.” Read more about this story at the WTEN website.