Adirondack Roots: Stories of Hiking, History and Women

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The Adirondack Mountains captivate inhabitants, fostering deep roots and rich memories. In this diverse collection, local author Sandra Weber celebrates this enduring bond with the region and explores its roots and routes—such as women's feats, the naming of mountain peaks and the fight to save forests and tiny alpine plants. From Heart Lake and Caribou Pass to Mount Marcy and Lake Tear, ride an Olympic bobsled run, unearth the destruction of a devastating fire and discover the healing powers of the mountains. Retrace the paths of Theodore Roosevelt, Martha Reben, Edwin Ketchledge, Grace Hudowalski and many others who have lived in and loved the Adirondacks. Unearth hikers' tales, nature's secrets and local legends in this collection of Weber's finest reflections on Adirondack historical adventures.
ISBN: 9781609493646
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 54
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Sandra Weber has been a part-time Adirondacks resident for fifteen years (her other residence is in Lansdale, Pennsylvania). Since her first visit, she fell in love with the region and has published many books and articles on it. She is well known for her “Mountain Women” performances with folksinger Peggy Lynn. They have presented at venues throughout upstate New York.
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