Looking around the Utica area, it would seem as though winter has completely left us, however, we must remember that in the Adirondacks, especially the higher elevations, winter is actually still alive and well.  

According to newyorkupstate.com, the DEC has recommended hikers avoid trails above 2500 feet due to the hazardous conditions.

A DEC spokesman said:

Spring conditions arrived early and are present throughout the State and the lower elevations of the Adirondacks. However, backcountry trails in the higher elevations are still covered in slowly melting ice. These often steep trails become a mix of ice and mud making them slippery and vulnerable to erosion by hikers as the ice melts and frost leaves the ground.

For a full list of the trails that are affected you can go HERE to see a full list.

More From 96.1 The Eagle