Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get more information on wild forest, wilderness and primitive areas?

Good sources of information:

Guide Books: http://www.hiketheadirondacks.com

Forest Preserve Series and Paddle Maps: http://adk.org

DEC Maps: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/82098.html

CNY Hiking: http://cnyhiking.com/

Off on Adventure: http://www.offonadventure.com/




Can I count a trip to an area if I don’t remember the exact date?
Yes, the trip will count if it was made on or after June 1, 1993. Provide your best estimate of the date of the trip on the Quest log.

Does each person in a group need to fill out a Quest log if everyone in the group went on all fifty trips together?
Yes. It is preferable that each person submit a log with their own comments.

When examining a map, a hiking trail appears to pass through more than one area. Am I free to choose the area for which I want to associate the hike?
Yes. Pick either one of the areas, but not both. For example, a trail might start off in a wild forest but end in a wilderness area. Feel free to associate the trip with either the wild forest or the wilderness area if the hike was done in one day. If the hike was a backpacking trip over multiple days, then both areas could be counted.

When examining a map, a hiking trail appears to run right along the boundary between two areas. Am I free to choose the area for which I want to associate the hike?
Yes. Pick one of the areas, but not both.

If I visit two areas on the same day, do they both count toward the Quest?
No, you should make a total of 50 visits on 50 different days. The goal of the Quest is to have a meaningful experience in the designated area you have chosen to visit. Therefore multiple visits on the same date do not fulfill the aim of the Quest.

If the DEC establishes a new wild forest or wilderness area, does a trip to that area count?
Yes, trips to newly created areas count toward the Quest, as long as they are classified by the DEC as wild forest, wilderness, or primitive / canoe areas. As new areas are created we will add them to the Quest website.



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