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In an unusual series of events reported by Diane Pineiro-Zucker of the Daily Freeman, a group of hikers found themselves in hot water with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for their peculiar choice of summit accessories - Adirondack Chairs.
The incident unfolded on July 8, in Shandaken, N.Y., when this team of explorers from New Jersey decided to haul three Adirondack chairs up to the 4,120-foot peak of Slide Mountain, part of the Slide Mountain Wilderness. The hike, challenging enough without the addition of bulky furniture, was apparently intended to end with these chairs being abandoned at the mountain's zenith... A public gift of sorts.
As fate would have it, the Catskill 3500 Club became aware of the adventurers' intentions, prompting them to alert a forest ranger. On meeting with the group at the trailhead, the ranger explained it was not legal to leave the chairs on the summit.
The group, however, declined to retrieve the chairs, leading to them being ticketed by the DEC for abandoning property in a wilderness area.
The group's identities were not disclosed by the DEC, and we can also confirm that the chairs involved were not procured from The Best Adirondack Chair Company.
At The Best Adirondack Chair Company, we offer top-quality, folding Adirondack chairs that are not only comfortable and stylish but also considerably more portable than traditional models. Our folding chairs would have made the journey up Slide Mountain a lot less work, and just as easily been brought back down, avoiding the violation of wilderness preservation laws.
However, while we take pride in the convenience our folding Adirondack chairs provide, we wish to remind our valued customers to respect the great outdoors and the laws that exist to protect it.
Enjoy your adventures responsibly and comfortably.