Longstreet Highroad Guide to the New York Adirondacks
This book was named "Book-of-the-Month" in June 1998 by Travel Leisure Magazine, and offers a comprehensive look at the Adirondacks, including the natural history, geology, flora, and fauna of the region. With more than fifty original maps, and packed with detailed information for both the experienced traveler and first-time explorer, it will be indispensable reading for anyone visiting these mountains.
I have worked as a writer and editor on several newspapers in my journalism career. As an environmental reporter for the Albany Times Union, I wrote many stories about the Adirondacks in the early 1990s--among them the political battles waged over the the ill-fated Commission on the Adirondacks in the 21st Century. In 1998, I went to the Chicago Sun-Times, but after discovering that the Windy City has no mountains, I moved to Saranac Lake to take a job at the Adirondack Explorer, a startup monthly newspaper with an emphasis on environmental issues. As editor of the Explorer, I am able to pursue my interests in the outdoors. I continue to hike, bike, canoe and ski whenever I can. I have been to the top of more than 100 mountains in the Adirondacks.
- Philip Brown