Loggers Loop Trail (13 December 2013)

Armchair Lecture Series:
Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks
Thursday, 11 December 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Bob Marshall and his guide, Herb Clark. Bob Marshall and his guide, Herb Clark.

Phil Brown, the editor of the Adirondack Explorer, will present a slide show based on his book -- Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks -- a collection of Marshall’s writings. Marshall was a pioneer in the national movement to preserve wild lands.  He got his first taste of wilderness here in the Adirondacks.  Bob and his brother George, along with their guide, Herb Clark, were the first to climb all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks.  

Cost: $5/person. Free for Friends of the VIC and VIC volunteers.

Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks by Phil Brown

Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks gathers nearly forty of Marshall's writings about the Adirondacks, including The High Peaks of the Adirondacks, the first guidebook published by the Adirondack Mountain Club, and excerpts from an unpublished novel. It also includes his seminal essay The Problem of the Wilderness, where he makes a cogent and passionate argument for the preservation of wild lands. The book may be ordered online at Lost Pond Press or the Adirondack Council. It is also available through Amazon and at area bookstores.


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

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The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.