July, 2009

Green groups OK merger

The members of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks and the Residents’ Committee to Protect the Adirondacks voted overwhelmingly last weekend to merge into a new organization called Protect the Adirondacks. The association’s members voted 83-0 and the RCPA’s members voted 111-2 in favor of the consolidation. Protect the Adirondacks will use the association’s headquarters in Niskayuna, a suburb of Schenectady, as its administrative office but will keep the RCPA’s office in Saranac Lake. David Gibson, executive director of the association, will lead Protect the Adirondacks. As reported in anearlier blog, Michael Washburn, the RCPA’s executive director, plans >>More


July, 2009

Adirondack Council joins McCulley fight

Group says DEC decision imperils Forest Preserve


July, 2009

Washburn hired by Wilderness Society

The former director of the RCPA moving to Washington, D.C.


July, 2009

A favorite paddle

Birdlife and scenery abound on trip from Jones Pond to the Osgood River.


July, 2009

The charms of Lows Ridge

Lows Ridge may rise only four hundred fifty feet above the landscape, but it offers an awesome view of the Bog River country, with the High Peaks in the distance. Most people climb the ridge after paddling up the Bog and across Hitchins Pond, but it also can be reached overland via an old woods road now closed to vehicles. It starts at a gate a mile west of Horseshoe Lake and ends at the dam that impounds Lows Lake. Depending on your inclination, you can walk, run, or mountain-bike down the road. I jogged down the road last Sunday >>More


June, 2009

Lows Lake hearings

More Wilderness in the offing.


June, 2009

More on ‘squaw’

My post about using squaw in place names generated a good deal of discussion in Views from the Top and Adirondack Forum, two of the more active Adirondack message boards. Check out the links if you’re interested.


June, 2009

Climbing the Eagle

A classic mountaineering route.


June, 2009

Fightin’ words

Some toponyms are out of place.


June, 2009

Shingle Shanty update

Former DEC official weighs in.


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