Tales from the NPT

In Winter, the NPT takes on added challenges.

Diana Niland is an experienced outdoorswoman. She has hiked the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail, the 483-mile Colorado trail, the 210-mile John Muir Trail, and climbed all the peaks with summits over 4,000 feet in elevation that make up the Northeast 111.

Even so, she couldn’t meet the demands of through-hiking the Northville-Placid Trail in an Adirondack winter.

“I have a respectable hiking resume, an this is the first thing I’ve set out to do and was simply not successful,” she said.