When I moved to Upstate New York in 2013, acquaintances kept telling me about the Adirondacks, how magical they are, with their steep-sided mountains and layers of forest, mirror-calm lakes and clear-flowing creeks; bears, moose, loons. Having lived most of my adult life in the West and coming to New York from interior Alaska, I was skeptical, but hopeful. Could there really be such a large protected area in the Eastern U.S.?
A Perspective from the High Peaks
By all accounts, it takes effort to get to the summit of Mt. Marcy. Even the easiest route to the top of New York State demands an exhausting climb up…Read More