McKibben crossed Lake Champlain at Split Rock and walked west into the High Peaks, then south to his home in Johnsburg. Kellogg, Klink and others began with the idea for a trail near the lake.
"We looked at maps and realized that a trail network between Essex and Westport could easily be established using lands already open to the public," said CATS board member John Davis, conservation director at the Adirondack Council. "These include the state's Split Rock Wild Forest, Adirondack Land Trust's Coon Mountain Preserve, Eddy Foundation property, and willing landowners."
Those interested in hearing more about the trail network can attend a talk and slideshow by Amsel, Davis and Maron, Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wadhams Free Library at the corner of State Route 22 and the Elizabethtown-Wadhams Road.
To be added to the CATS e-mail list for announcements of new trails, hikes, and trail-clearing days, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org, mail them at P.O. Box 102, Essex, NY, 12936 or call 963-8222.