In the southwestern spur of the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness lies Kempshall Mountain, a peak with a prominent history in fire observation. Rising 3,350 feet on the northeast side of Long Lake, it is the town’s highest peak. After the 35-foot steel tower on its summit was closed in 1971 and dismantled in June 1977, the trail to it from Long Lake was left largely unmaintained and nature was allowed to slowly consume what man had made. Today, some old State trail markers can be seen along parts of the former trail.
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The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), educates more than 21,000 of students every year in locations all over the world, including the Adirondacks. NOLS Northeast has been based at Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) since 2011.
Over the past five summers NOLS Northeast has brought together over 250 students in the Adirondacks while developing skills of leadership, stewardship, and minimal impact camping. » Continue Reading.
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