Armchair Lecture Series:
Bob Marshall in the Adirondacks
Thursday, 11 December 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM
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 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The High Peaks of the Adirondacks, the first guidebook published by the Adirondack Mountain Club, and excerpts from an unpublished novel.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.