About Tracy Ormsbee

Tracy Ormsbee is publisher of the Adirondack Explorer. When she’s not working – and it’s not black fly season – you can find her outdoors hiking, running, paddle boarding or reading a book on an Adirondack chair somewhere.

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  1. James Marco says

    With all the visitors to the ADK Eastern High Peaks, you would think that the government would WANT every possible avenue for travel utilized that was NOT in the EHP. Legally they have the means to do so. Which precedent does he wish to choose?

    I have made that trip. My daughter and I used the state portage avoiding the water route. It was a painful experience. It ended in a mud puddle full of boulders that I could not float the canoe in. Far better to paddle further than to deal with those conditions.

  2. Tim-Brunswick says

    Here’s a thought….”Just plain don’t paddle into that area if you can’t deal with the “painful” portage, etc. Trespass is trespass and Phil Brown who is looked to for guidance by many hikers/paddlers literally trespassed and advocated trespassing by his actions.

    Frankly he should be ashamed of himself, but heavens NO….he can’t stand the thoughts of losing his case and so the very $expensive$ wheels of our legal system continue to grind on and on endlessly so Phil can win his case.

  3. ADDY Brant says

    I am not sure why private property isn’t considered PRIVATE in these neck of the woods? I bought a fairly substantial piece of property here several years ago with the thought of having a place of my own, to do as I want (mostly hike, fish,and hunt) as PRIVATELY as i wanted. It didn’t take long for me to hear for the first time and then incessantly after that “my family and I have hiked/hunted/fished here for one hunded years!”. As I confronted one of the 20 or so deer hunters on my property this one day last deer season, (yes, 20!) I was told how “you people come up here from where ever and cause all kinds of problems”!! Who knew…private property means very little to those who don’t own any. ridiculous.

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