Last week I set the table for a discussion on how better to manage and protect the High Peaks Wilderness, the centerpiece of the Adirondack Park. My Dispatch offered no specifics; instead I asked readers for comments and ideas. I got many good ones. I paid attention to all of them and was influenced or informed by several. Now it’s time to show my cards.
Allow me to preface my remarks by saying that while I think everyone who loves the park has a stake in the fate of the High Peaks area, I claim no definitive knowledge of what kinds of changes would be best. » Continue Reading.