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  1. william c hill says

    While it’s great that the trail is being built with longevity in mind, this trail isn’t going to lure many hikers away from Cascade. Being that Cascade is one of the 46, it has an allure that VanHo will never achieve. It’s too bad, but that’s the reality of Adirondacks these days.

  2. Kathy says

    I love the typical Adirondack trail but this trail is flat-out gorgeous. It’s my new go-to recommendation when I have friends and family who visit and want to hike, but aren’t quite ready to hike up flowing stream beds, rock scrambles, muddy trenches and more often, all of these at once. Congratulations to the DEC and trail crews (ADK, I think). I agree that if someone’s determined to hike Cascade, they’ll do it, but fellow locals can help to direct our non-aspiring-46er friends and family here instead.

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