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    legislated that logging would be banned on all state-owned land. In 1892, a bill establishing the Adirondack Forest Preserve as a state park passed the legislature, indicated by a blue line that encompassed the parts of the region where state acquisition of private in-holdings was to be concentrated. A new covenant to protect the Forest Preserve was included in the new Constitution in 1895. The Adirondack Forest Preserve would henceforth be protected as ‘forever wild’. Early in the 20th century, recreation in the Adirondack Park increased drastically. With more human traffic and tourism, came an increase in demand of conveniences. The State Conservation Department (now the DEC) built boat docks, tent platforms, lean-tos, fire towers, and telephone and electric lines in response to this. With the opening of the Northway (I-87) in the mid 1960s, private landowners began to be pressured into development as well. In 1968, Governor…

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    Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved the Adirondacks. My family has a house up there, right next to our grandparents, where we spend a number of weeks every summer. For the last five years we have stayed in our house, before that up the hill in the larger one. The houses are right outside of Keene Valley, a town of less than a thousand people, nestled in the heart of the High Peaks, the region so named because it is home to all of the tallest mountains in the park. The mountains are incredibly…

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    A small town called Westford, in New York State, that’s where I resided in for eighteen years of my life. Westford is about two hours of the city. The closest grocery store is thirty minutes away, and the nearest hospital is twenty three miles. Westford is all country in every way. Animals ran wild everywhere. Some of the animals you would see are squirrels, quails, chipmunks, deer, and even bear. They were not afraid of anything, until hunting season. The trees are so tall with many colors,…

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    “By endurance we conquer.” - Ernest Shackleton. Polar expeditions are some of the most dangerous expeditions out there and are very demanding. Planning the trip, animals, living conditions, food and each crew member struggling to help each other out and keep their sanity are just some of the hurdles in these treacherous expeditions. You might already have a clue about how hard these expeditions are because well, everyone knows how harsh Antarctica is being known as a “frozen desert”, but in this…

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    He descended to the earth in ten different forms (avatars) to preserve righteousness in the world. The Himalaya has done the same: Mountains reincarnate to preserve the planet's 'right environment' for life. This Vishnu-Himalaya parallelism has mythological beauty and richness. In Hindu mythology, Himavat is the personification of the Himalayan Mountains. He is the father of Ganga, a heavenly river that flew from the toe of Vishnu, but which was brought down to the earth to purify the ashes of…

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    have ever seen, Beartooth Mountain. The first time I see the mountain I am astounded anything could possibly be so immense. The sun catches the snow at the top of the mountain shooting light down into the Valley below. Then my view slides down the mountain, numerous pine trees seem to wrap around the entire mountain like a child in their blanket. This is the moment I realize it is amazing that later today, I am going to be at the top. As I approach the mass of pine trees, I begin to smell the…

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    people I shared the chairlift with would tell me how lucky I was, but I would just smile politely and nod, unaware of my fortune. I had grown up in mountains and didn’t know anything different. As I have gotten older and been fortunate enough to have traveled outside of my familiar mountain range, I have realized how intensely beautiful mountains are. Now that I have become so attached to my activities and lifestyle in Vail, I can’t imagine growing up anywhere else. The beautiful mountains that…

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    Tenzing had saved Hilary’s life in the early stage of 1953 expedition. They both learned to respect each other as a mountaineers. When they reach the summit they lingled about 15 minutes at the top. Hilary captured the photo as Tenzing unfolds the flags of Nepal, India and United States. There is no picture of Edward Hillary as Tenzing was unfamiliar with the camera. Conclusion – To conclude, these personalities were totally different from each other. They do not have any similarities rather…

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    Climbing a mountain is a high-risk pursuit that is likely to be very difficult, but is also likely to be very rewarding. The stories, The Devil’s Thumb by Jon Krakauer and Touch the Top of the World by Erik Weihenmayer, both detail the authors’ exploits to climb the treacherous mountains, The Devil’s Thumb and Mount Everest, respectively. There are many similarities between the experiences of each climber as they went through their ascents. These similarities also are reflected in the writing of…

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    climbing to the tip-top of a high mountain and you’re looking for a larger, more enticing feat? Look no further! Welcome to Hilltop Anonymous, a well-organized and highly skilled guide group who will take you on an exhilarating trek up Mount Everest! This once in a lifetime deal will supply you with the safest and most reliable trip to the summit of the largest mountain in the world. Mount Everest is a beautiful mountain that everyone needs to experience at least once in their lifetime. The…

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