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Old 06-04-2017, 11:31 AM   #1
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Blue ridge parkway equivalent

Would the region benefit From a blue ridge parkway type road? If so, what and where would it go? Personally, something from the Ausable Club up the great range terminating at the peak of Marcy would make for a very cool white knuckle drive.

Now I'm not advocating for this. The park is great as is and something like tgis would destroy the rustic nature of the region and the solitude. This is purely a hypothetical.

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Old 06-04-2017, 02:21 PM   #2
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Seems to me there was something like this proposed at one time. My memory tells me about a "Victory Parkway" to the top of Marcy and other high peaks. Anyone else remember?
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:35 PM   #3
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Would the region benefit From a blue ridge parkway type road?
By proposing this hypothetical road, you must have some opinion of your own regarding its potential "benefit". Care to share it?

I'll go first, I don't see how the region would benefit from it unless you made it a monorail and charged admission.

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Old 06-04-2017, 03:35 PM   #4
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What if we go way out on the limb in the opposite direction and at some point in the future propose to ban all fossil fuel burning modes of transport from inside the "blue line" for non-residents?
That might be a boon for the local rail, shuttle, guide, horse, foot, bike businesses...
It could be used to limit the numbers of visitors to popular / overcrowded parts (limited numbers of seats on shuttles, etc).
It'd be a 'bold' statement for environment, lower emissions, etc.

Now, before you hang my hide to tan - this is only a hypothetical 'opine' to consider.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:57 PM   #5
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What if we go way out on the limb in the opposite direction and at some point in the future propose to ban all fossil fuel burning modes of transport from inside the "blue line" for non-residents?
That might be a boon for the local rail, shuttle, guide, horse, foot, bike businesses...
It could be used to limit the numbers of visitors to popular / overcrowded parts (limited numbers of seats on shuttles, etc).
It'd be a 'bold' statement for environment, lower emissions, etc.

Now, before you hang my hide to tan - this is only a hypothetical 'opine' to consider.
Yep,
Let's turn the clocks back 100 years.
I would have liked living back then, but it's totally unrealistic.
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:00 PM   #6
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Seems to me there was something like this proposed at one time. My memory tells me about a "Victory Parkway" to the top of Marcy and other high peaks. Anyone else remember?
One can find references to Victory Mountain Park in old books published after WW1. But not to a Victory Parkway.

One of the books is History of the Adirondacks, written by Alfred Lee Donaldson (1921).

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Old 06-04-2017, 05:10 PM   #7
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Almost as ridiculous as the "Hut to Hut" idea.
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:22 PM   #8
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Don't look now...

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...-for-2018.html
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Old 06-04-2017, 06:57 PM   #9
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From Adirondack Almanack article:
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After this, the next route to be finalized will start in Newcomb and end in either Lake Placid or Keene. This route will take longer as it requires approval for a new trail between Newcomb and Upper Works.
If it takes as long as the new trail to Cliff, it'll never happen.
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However, seeing that this new trail is part of someone's pet project, it may get fast-tracked. Time will tell.
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Precisely the point of my sarcasm!
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:16 AM   #11
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Yep,
Let's turn the clocks back 100 years.
I would have liked living back then, but it's totally unrealistic.
Not what I had in mind, but kudos to your daydreaming.

What I said was narrow down non-resident transportation modes, kind of like "congestion pricing" I suppose.
Have a bunch of electric vehicle rentals on periphery of the park perhaps...

(are those pitchforks and torches I see glowing in the distance?)
Yea, not very realistic at the moment.
However, "horseless carriage" transport all over the road less unmapped region would've sounded kinda strange back in the day...
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One can find references to Victory Mountain Park in old books published after WW1. But not to a Victory Parkway.

One of the books is History of the Adirondacks, written by Alfred Lee Donaldson (1921).

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That's probably what I'm thinking of, but I think a road up Marcy was part of the plan.
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