Weather conditions (and forecasts) change quickly and often in the wilderness, so plan ahead for conditions that could occur, and always be prepared to spend more time in the woods than planned.
There is mud and water on hiking trails this time of year. Wear the proper footwear (waterproof, gaiters, etc.) and walk through the mud! Walking around the mud will damage the trails.
Water levels are high this time of year from snow run off, crossings that you make in the morning might be impossible by the afternoon. No frozen ponds or lakes are safe anywhere in the Adirondacks, so stay off of them.
There is still ice and snow in the higher elevations. You should have micro-spikes with you for when conditions get slick! If you are going to be hiking above 3,000 feet in elevation, you should bring snowshoes with you. There is still 2-3 feet of snow being reported in some areas.
For more information or trail-specific conditions, check out the full DEC report here >>
Be safe out there and enjoy your weekend!