In this Magazine
Saved on Saddleback
After a hiker injures his leg deep on a remote peak, forest rangers and volunteers undertake
a grueling rescue.
A land divided
The Adirondack Park Agency votes to split
the Boreas Ponds Tract into two classifications,
Wilderness and Wild Forest.
With some exceptions, men hold the
leadership positions in Adirondack
conservation organizations and agencies.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declares
that the eastern cougar is extinct, but did it
ever really exist?
Her special peak
Every spring, guidebook author Lisa Ballard heads up Lyon Mountain to admire the
wildflowers and the views.
If you’re up for the challenge, first read
Explorer Editor Phil Brown’s guide to the
Adirondacks’ premier ski tour.
Soon after a big snowstorm, Alan Wechsler
decides to ski Buck Mountain near Lake George. He was a day late.
Mount Van Hoevenberg and other cross-
country-ski areas are installing equipment to make their own snow.
A controversy over storing tank cars prompts
local officials and others to look for a better
use of an Adirondack rail corridor.
Closed since 2013, the Hotel Saranac reopens
after $35 million in renovations and
Window on wildlife
Photographer Gerry Lemmo gets many of his shots of animals from his car on the back roads
of the Adirondacks.
Birds moving upslope
Scientists find avian species are nesting higher on Whiteface Mountain, perhaps in reaction to climate change.
Brief Bio 6
Viewpoints 36, 37
It’s Debatable 39
On the Wild Side 43
Naturalist’s Lens 47
Views of the Park 55
Book Reviews 59, 60
Book Explorer 61
Outdoor Skills 62