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spider
11-19-2003, 07:01 AM
doing a little Google "homework" I found out....
The park comprises one fifth the area of NY state...6 millon acres!
There are some 2000 peaks in the park.
thats pretty huge !!
Any more info stats?? number of lakes?? riverways? etc...number of people hiking the Park?

Kevin
11-19-2003, 08:09 AM
Here's a quote from Steve Jermanock (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUrl-g47334-d254241-r642858-e__2F__Attraction_Review__2D__g47334__2D__d254241_ _2D__Reviews__2D__Blue_Mountain__2D__Blue_Mountain _Lake_New_York__2E__html-Blue_Mountain-Blue_Mountain_Lake_New_York.html) that I use on my photo journal page, adds some persepctive...

"Atop Blue Mountain or any other peak in the Adirondacks, one easily senses the enormity of wilderness that defines the region. The Adirondacks is the largest park of any kind in the lower 48 states. It is larger than Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and Olympic National Parks combined. It is larger than the state of New Hampshire, larger than six other states. It’s six million acres contains more than 2,800 ponds and lakes, 1,500 miles of rivers. Indeed, ninety percent of all plants and animals that exist north of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Mississippi River can be found somewhere in the Adirondacks."

from "Adirondack Mountain High"