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More mountain climbers are reaching the heights with aid of trekking poles

Trekking poles assist hikers when they cross streams and walk on logs and ice. They can also be used to check the depth of water. This hiker is probing Giant’s Washbowl, a small pond on the south slope of Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks. (photo: Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau)
Trekking poles assist hikers when they cross streams and walk on logs and ice. They can also be used to check the depth of water. This hiker is probing Giant’s Washbowl, a small pond on the south slope of Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks. (photo: Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau)
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Mark Mayhew of Lake Luzerne has been climbing Adirondack mountains since he was 10 years old. When he needs a hiking stick, he just tramps into the woods and chops a knobby branch from a fallen tree. “There’s white birch, beech and oak. There’s cherry, ash, striped ash, mountain ash and maples,” says the 55-year-old outdoorsman. “There are no sticks that are the same.” Lynn Benevento, who also lives in Lake Luzerne, has been hiking ...


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