1799-1863. As Chief Geologist for the northern New York State Geological District, Emmons is credited with leading the first recorded ascent up Mount Marcy in 1837. In a paper submitted to the New York State Assembly on this date in 1838, he gave the Adirondacks its name.
Take advantage of a special offer for Almanack readers:
Subscribe to the Adirondack Explorer’s app for only $8!
Get a year’s worth of magazine content, the annual Outings guide and multimedia content.
Use the code EXPLORE at checkout