The number of hikers in the High Peaks Wilderness in the Adirondack Mountains is down this year, according to the Adirondack Mountain Club.
Tim Tierney, the group's director of field programs, said the number of people who signed in at trailheads and signed log books at the summits was down by eight to ten percent.
Adverse weather kept the numbers down, while some changes in the regulations also affected the total.
Tierney said many campers are going other wilderness areas of the Adirondacks for overnight camping. He said that has lessened the impact on the High Peaks region.