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. Phil Brown says

    Update: I biked this again in late August. The logging road on the long downhill has been graded, evidently in preparation for timber operations. Much easier biking.

  2. Sean P. Darrow says

    I have been riding this area for greater than 10 years without a lot of other people. Sad to see it get so much press.

  3. Nadia says

    Hi Phil – thank you so much for this very detailed article! I’m heading to Lake Placid and my friends are planning to do this loop. I’m a pretty beginner cyclist – in fact, I’ve never ridden a mountain bike before. Do you think I would be able to handle it? If not, any beginner-friendly loops you’d recommend? Thank you!

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