The Adirondacks

The Adirondacks

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by Thomas Morris Longstreth
     
 

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An illustrated guide to the Adirondack Park (New York State) in the year 1916, with maps, as told through the story of a six-month-long backpacking hike through the length and breadth of the park. Includes descriptions of the rivers and lakes, mountains and valleys, camps and communities, flora and fauna, plus encounters with colorful characters. Blue Mt., Loon Lake,

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An illustrated guide to the Adirondack Park (New York State) in the year 1916, with maps, as told through the story of a six-month-long backpacking hike through the length and breadth of the park. Includes descriptions of the rivers and lakes, mountains and valleys, camps and communities, flora and fauna, plus encounters with colorful characters. Blue Mt., Loon Lake, the Ausable River, Paul Smith's, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Whiteface, Wilmington Notch, Keene Valley, Indian Pass, Schroon Lake, Hurricane Mt., Wolf Jaws, The Giant, McIntyre with its summit view of 135 lakes ... the list of famous features of the Adirondack Park-the largest state park in the contiguous United States-goes on and on, and Longstreth visited them all.

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Adirondac
... an anecdotal, philosophical, splendidly written account. ... Reading it now, one can marvel at how different things are today, and, in some ways, how much better they are in the Adirondacks than they were eighty-eight years ago.

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ISBN-13:
2940016930893
Publisher:
New York, The Century co.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
408 KB

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"His [Longstreth's] lucid and often wry observations of people and places really shine."
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