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.

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  1. ADKBfly says

    Phil We biked to Boreas Ponds two weeks ago and had a terrible experience because of the cobb rock they used for road construction. Several mountain bikes blew out tires on the rock and it was near impossible to get traction on the hills with the large rock spread over road construction fabric. When we asked the NYS construction crew on the road about the finished surface, they said the cobb rock was it. Did they put another surface over the cobb rock? If not, it is only a motor route now–forget about bikes and horses.

  2. Craig McGowan says

    Improved? Easier maybe, but I don’t find shorter and easier to be improved. Building roads to places doesn’t make access better or the experience better. I was at Boreas Ponds almost exactly 3 years ago when it was three miles, and the ponds were crawling with people.

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