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On the Trail with ADK: Essex Chain Lakes


The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Area is a recent purchase by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Head out with the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and see what it is like to explore this primitive area! The Essex Chain Lakes Primitive Complex Area was purchased from The Nature Conservancy READ MORE

Why Wilderness? Classifying the Essex Chain Lakes


I am often asked why I advocate for wilderness areas. I think wilderness areas are incredibly important to human culture.  In wilderness areas we rediscover our place on the earth.  Away from mechanical sounds, we hear the songs created by loons and peepers and the beat of water lapping softly READ MORE