Return To The High Peaks|
The article is based on contrasting a hike in 1977 and 2010 and noting a great number of changes in the High Peaks. In particular;
The article also includes interviews with people from the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), the New York State Department of Environment and Conservation, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the 46er's.
“I remember sitting on the deacon seat of an old lean-to, cooking my supper on a wood fire. The wood was damp and so the fire smoldered, but my pot was already covered with soot and could get no blacker. Even so, I was pleased I had anything to burn, since it had rained off and on for days, maybe even weeks. But for a few hours the sun was shining. My tent and sleeping bag were hanging on trees to dry behind the lean-to. The roof of the lean-to was a patchwork of sleeping bags from other hikers. Sunlight reflected on the pond and life was good.