A recent DEC ranger report about hikers getting stuck in Mount Colden’s trap dike had me searching the archive for stories about hiking the dike.
Is it a hike or a climb? In 2011, former Explorer editor Phil Brown tackles the tough question: Is the Colden trap dike a hike or a climb? Esp. in light of a hiker who died from a fall at the dike that year. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2011/10/phil-brown-is-the-trap-dike-a-hike-or-a-climb.html
Magazine feature: In 2015, Brown writes about the tap dike being featured in Climbing magazine: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/04/magazine-recommends-alpine-trek-adirondacks.html
Marcy’s trap dike: From 2017, Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie writes about scaling Mount Marcy’s trap dike: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2017/06/marcys-great-chimney-new-climb-mt-marcys-trap-dike.html
Photo: DEC Forest Rangers assist in hoist rescue on Trap Dike/provided by DEC