About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

Reader Interactions


  1. Mark Daby says

    Thanks to articles like this, these remote places will soon be overrun with people, much like the High Peaks.

  2. Phil Brown says

    Mark, I doubt the Sable Highlands will ever be nearly as crowded as the High Peaks. For one thing, there isn’t that much parking.

  3. Phil Brown says

    CK, what do you mean by “long” single track? DEC has been supportive of the single-track trails built by the Barkeater Trails Alliance.

  4. Debbie Struve says

    I often wonder when these areas are written about that the authors think about the potential environmental impact of new hot spots for human recreation and exploration.

  5. Phil Brown says

    Debbie, the logging roads on easement lands can withstand much more use than, say, a hiking trail up a mountain. And the easement lands see little traffic. So I would say the overall environmental impact is minimal.

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