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Beaver River

By JOHN THOMPSON My hiking pal Marc Howes reads maps the way other people read books. On a vicarious trip through the western Adirondacks he came upon a curious locale, and his map morphed into mystery. “There’s this Beaver River,” he said. “Way … [Read more...] about Beaver River

Big Otter Lake

Foray into flatland By Stephen Williams Until this past winter, I’d never heard of the Independence River Wild Forest. Not having discovered this underappreciated corner of the Adirondacks earlier has been my loss. The Wild Forest tract … [Read more...] about Big Otter Lake

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