Almanack Contributor John Sullivan

John Sullivan is a fourth-generation Adirondacker whose spouse, Gretchen McHugh, wrote The Hungry Hiker's Book of Good Cooking, which recently celebrated its 38th year in print. It's available here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Could Trailhead Hiking Meters Help Fund Trails?

hiking meter courtesy City of Steamboat Springs

Maybe Denver was first, in 2008, but soon Los Angeles, Phoenix, Palm Beach, Cincinnati followed with a novel approach to combat a persistent urban problem: repurposing parking meters to collect spare change to help the homeless.

And now, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has applied the idea to a nagging recreational headache – funding trail maintenance. Is this an idea that’s ready for the Adirondacks’ High Peaks, where foot and automobile traffic are running ahead of the means to cope? » Continue Reading.

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