Adirondack Explorer

Losing a voice for wilderness

he Adirondack Park contains the most significant tracts of wildland in the eastern United States, including more than a million acres of public forest preserve classified as wilderness, which is defined as follows by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan: “An area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is

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Daybreak On The Mountain
Hiking through the pitch-black forest, I noticed the dirt trail had disappeared and leaves covered the forest floor beneath me. Had I lost the trail? I raised my headlamp and lit up the trees around me. I was only a few feet off the path, so I got ba
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Letters
In regard to your article about dams on the Saranac River (November/December): The protection/conservation population constantly encourages the use of renewable energy sources. Yet you as a group constantly gripe about solar or wind farms—and heaven
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Mirthful Messages
They’ve talked about bigfoot and quicksand, John Brown and the moon landing, national parks and national trails. In wide-ranging discussions punctuated with raucous laughter and frequent profanity, the Foot Stuff Podcast crew delves deep into wildern