Phil Brown, managing editor of the Adirondack Explorer magazine, made the controversial trip in 2010. The court fight became the latest front in a simmering battle over paddling access rights in New York.
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In a decision made public late Tuesday, Supreme Court Justice Richard Aulisi ruled that the route that includes Mud Pond and Shingle Shanty Brook is "navigable in fact" despite a 500-foot portage that crosses private property.
Judge Aulisi noted that the overland crossing "does give this Court pause" but he noted that past legal precedents in New York have allowed for short carries around rapids, bridges, and other obstructions.