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Adirondack Explorer

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Victory for railroad

A judge shoots down the state’s controversial plan to create a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.

Railing against tank cars

Environmentalists decry a new plan to store
tankers on tracks between North Creek and Tahawus.

Favoritism at APA? 

The agency grants a variance to a board member for his Lake Placid camp even though he didn’t cooperate with staff.

Hiker found dead

Forest rangers say a New Jersey man who
perished on Wallface Mountain was woefully unprepared for wilderness.

Hike to the Hudson

Leigh Hornbeck and her two young sons enjoy an easy outing to Blue Ledges in the Hudson Gorge.

Ski to eat 

Starting near Paul Smith’s, four Nordic
enthusiasts kick-and-glide for nine miles to
Charlie’s Inn in Lake Clear.

Cutting back on salt

Lake George communities look at ways to reduce the use of road salt that is contaminating the lake and its tributaries.

Road improvements

Two state agencies issue a lengthy plan to make life better for motorists, bicyclists, hikers, boaters, and wildlife.

A walk in the Park 

An intern at the Adirondack Explorer tries out her hiking legs on the Ladies’ Mile trail near the Ausable Club.

A bio what?

Scientists, educators, and others gather in
Newcomb to ponder the meaning of the
Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve.

High art

Keene guides R.L. and Karen Stolz channel their passion for rock and ice climbing into stunning photography.

Blacks in the Adirondacks

In a new book, Sally Svenson unearths the
forgotten history of African-Americans in the North Country.


Briefs 4-5
Brief Bio 6
Editorial 30
Letters 31
Viewpoints 33, 35
It’s Debatable 37
Birdwatch 39
On the Wild Side 41
Trailblazer 42
Naturalist’s Lens 45
Book Reviews 48, 50
Views of the Park 52
Book Explorer 53
Outdoor Skills 54