Don't carve the bark!
Using a blade to carve your initials into a tree may seem romantic but you're being advised to find another way to show your love.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says carving into bark can lead to an early death for the tree...
There's nothing like the beauty of Mother Nature in Upstate New York during the winter season. However, the unpredictable weather and recent storms in the backcountry have created some dangerous hiking conditions.