BTW spent last weekend in the 'Dacks and everything is fine, roads and wildernesses are all open. Went to Poke-O and the Upper Washbowl. There were no issues with the access to Poke-O. As for the Upper Washbowl, the marshy bit between Rte 73 and the Creature Wall was QUITE marshy. Still, with careful stepping on well-placed downed branches I made it through. My partner was less fortunate, got a little foot dunking on the way in. Serves him right for actually knowing how to climb vertical cracks. I'd gladly trade a wet shoe for his jamming ability.
To add a bit more info... most major roads and trails have been opened for a bit. As for trails, there's a general disclaimer from the DEC (and anyone who's ventured deep) to be aware of slow going through stretches that are going to take some time to clear, as well as complete washouts of entire sections of trail. It seems the steeper the terrain the harsher the effects (duh). If you are expecting to climb anywhere with an approach that involves a steep ascent expect things to be different than you remember or the guide says. The good news is that most climbing areas in the ADKs are separate from the main hiking trails so we don't expect an easy approach anyway! lol
If anyone's been up there like Seth and has anything further to report I'd appreciate the update for our facebook page. The info collected will at least hold true until early next season. I suspect the issues are nominal for climbers since, as I stated, we already pretty much just bushwhack to the climbs and, at best, follow a faint path.