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Build it, and we will come

March 22, 2012
By Joe Mercurio , Adirondack Recreational Trails Advocates

As a volunteer for the National Ski Patrol - 53 years and counting - I spend a good part of each winter with the Nordic patrol team at Mount Van Hoevenberg cross-country ski center. In spare moments during the past season, I obtained the names of more than 1,000 individuals in support of Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates' rails-to-trails initiative to establish a bicycle and snowmobile trail running 90 miles between Lake Placid and Old Forge. (One my of most recent sign-ups was five-time Olympian Brian Shimer, now head coach of the U.S. men's bobsled team, which had just won two world championships at Van Ho.)



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