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Adirondack Explorer

January, 2019

DEC commissioner defends current ranger staffing

NYS rangers

Scott van Laer, a ranger in the High Peaks Wilderness and a union representative, urged legislators to add staffing. There are 106 field rangers statewide and some supervisors, and 50 permanent rangers who patrol 2.6 million acres in the Adirondacks. That compares to 330 federal rangers who patrol the Yellowstone National Park’s 2.2 million acres, he said.

June, 2018

Revamped 46er app helps hikers identify peaks

Marcy topo

In 2011, Keith Kubarek developed version 1.0 of “ADK46erNow,” an app designed to help hikers with all aspects of their climbs of the forty-six High Peaks.