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Change on the Range

The uncertain future of a Vermontville family farm

by Erika Edgley

This morning it’s cold at Edgley Farms, in Vermontville. There’s dew on the steel gates of the corral, a sturdy combination of repurposed guardrails and black locust posts, built to hold 2,000-pound bison. I can see my breath, which reminds me of the steam from my father’s coffee that, morning after morning, I watched drift over his graph paper holding the design for the corral system. read more


Lofty Consideration

Grace Peak and the politics of naming mountains

by Michael Hill

Adirondack 46er Douglas Arnold brought along flow­ers to ask Grace Hud­owalski if she would be OK with her name on a mountain. It was a couple of years before the 2004 death of the matriarch of the 46ers at age 98. Arnold headed the committee lobbying to re­name East Dix in her hon­or. Calling it Grace Peak made sense to a lot of people: Hudowalski was far more than the first woman to climb all 46 High Peaks. Decades of advocating for the mountains and tirelessly corresponding with climbers made her a beloved and singular figure. read more

 

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