Jun 17, 2014 — One of the Adirondack Park's High Peaks has a new name. Last week, the US Board of Geographic Names approved a petition to rename East Dix, a summit that rises to 4,026 feet.
The summit in the Dix Range in the Essex County town of North Hudson will now be known as "Grace Peak" in honor of Grace Hudowalski, a founding member of the Adirondack 46er hiking club and a long-time activist in the Park.
The name change follows a twelve-year campaign by the 46ers that was joined by local government leaders and other groups.
Douglas Arnold, who led the effort, issued a statement last week describing Grace Hudowalski as "a mentor to thousands of people as she shared her enthusiasm for the Adirondacks."
Hudowalski passed away in 2004 at the age of 98.
This is the first time since 1973 that a High Peak has been renamed. In that case, Mount Marshall was named to recognize environmental activist Bob Marshall. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2009 — Spring weather came early this year in the North Country, but there's still plenty of snow in the higher elevations of the Adirondacks. Brian Mann spent a recent weekend snow-shoeing and climbing in the mountains near Keene Valley. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article