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In these forums, and on this site you will find a great flow of information that provides a good deal of raw material that will both stimulate and possibly encourage you to attempt to duplicate or otherwise follow in the path of some of the authors or previous posters. This flow of information is what makes this place special. HOWEVER, several things need to be understood, particularly as they pertain to some of the rigorous extreme recreational activities discussed and during unguided backcountry travel in general.

In particular, ADIRONDACK SLIDE CLIMBING and BUSHWHACKING are activities that need special consideration before participating in. Please read and UNDERSTAND the following.

    1. Adkhighpeaks Foundation is a strong supporter of Leave No Trace (LNT) principles and we do not condone or advocate ANY alteration to the Adirondack backcountry as it pertains to information found here. It is understood that if any information from this forum leads you into the backcountry of the park, you will travel, camp and otherwise practice responsible LNT principles when doing so. This includes respect for private property. Any evidence route cutting, view improvement or other significant permanent unnatural alterations/destruction as well as willful disreguard of private property ownership right that are discovered to have been commited as the result of information gathered here, or discovered within, will result in a automatic lifetime ban from the site and referral (including e-mail, IP info and any other information) along with public condimnation. to the NYS DEC.
    2. HIKING, SLIDE CLIMBING AND BUSHWHACKING ARE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES which may result in serious injury or death. Use the information contained on this website at your own risk and do not depend on the information contained on this website for personal safety or for determining whether to attempt any hike, climb, route, or activity described herein.
    3. Individual thoughts or statements expressed in this public forum are the express views of the individual user making the statement and it will be implied that those statements do not automatically reflect the opinions and views of the administration of this site or other members.
    4. Adkhighpeaks.com does not check the reliability or accuracy of any information posted on these topics. Just because you see information posted here, it does not mean that information is correct, or even remotely accurate to what you will find on the ground. Additionally, many parts of the Adirondacks are wild, remote and sometimes unforgiving. The terrain is constantly shifting, so what is true today, may not be true tomorrow.
    5. ADKHIGHPEAKS FOUNDATION MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE. ADKHIGHPEAKS FOUNDATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE.
    6. Advertisements and promotions presented on ADKForum are paid subscriptions by independent merchants, and are solely the jurisdiction of the party from whom the ad originates. ADKForum is not responsible for the content of any advertisement or any goods or services offered therein. Any user entering any agreement with an advertiser on this forum does so on their own accord and thus, indemnifies Adkhighpeaks Foundation from any agreement between merchant and user, should disagreements arise.
    7. By using this site, you agree, to the greatest extent permitted by law to release Adkhighpeaks Foundation and any of its employees, officers, directors, members, trip leaders, or agents from any and all liability claims, losses, and/or damages for personal injuries or death which may result from use of information provided on this web site. Further, You agree not to sue or bring any claim against Adkhighpeaks Foundation, or any of its employees, officers, directors, members, trip leaders, or agents for personal injuries or wrongful death suffered as a result of information provided by this web site.
    8. While the this site will NOT sell or otherwise provide any personal information provided, the administration does reserve the right to access ALL communication in extreme circumstanses. Particularly as it relates to harassment, site integrity or suspected unlawful activity. Privacy should and will be assumed, but not absolute.

If you can live with those simple concepts and thoughts, you are more than welcome to use our site for your enjoyment. In fact, by continuing forward, participating or even reading the content posted on this site, you are implying that you have read this statement and agree to the terms outlined above.

Timothy J Dubois


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