In this Magazine
Nature Conservancy divide / 8
Mike Carr left the group’s Adirondack
chapter after disagreements with a higher-up
over fund-raising and overall mission.
A better way to build / 21
A bill in the state legislature would require big
developers in the Park to cluster houses to
preserve open space.
On Crane with Wayne / 22
Lisa Densmore Ballard takes her hiking-averse
brother up one of the most scenic peaks in the
The blue Grass / 26
Editor Phil Brown writes about a lazy paddle
in the northwestern Adirondacks, ending at
the impressive Lampson Falls.
Seeing the light / 32
Photographer Nancie Battaglia tours the
recently refurbished Bluff Point Lighthouse
on Valcour Island.
Views of the Park / 51
The Explorer launches a photo contest for
readers; in this issue, check out the shots of
dogs in the Adirondacks.
Clues to climate / 53
Curt Stager’s study of a lake in Newcomb
finds evidence of severe droughts and floods
far in the Adirondack past.
Some favorite hikes / 54
We select four of the best outings from the
Adirondack Explorer guidebook 12 Short
Hikes Near Old Forge.