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09-28-2005, 08:24 AM
Here is a <link> (http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=403345&category=REGIONOTHER&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=9/28/2005) to Barbara McMartin's obituary, who died yesterday. She wrote many Adirondack guidebooks other Adirondack books.
09-28-2005, 11:23 AM
The passing of Barbara McMartin is a true loss to the Adirondacks. I had only met her once and during that evening her devotion to the mountains, woods and waters, deep knowledge and incredible enthusiasm to share that knowledge rang true and clear.
Her guides were inspirational when I first became serious about exploring different areas and added so much more to the experience as yes she told you "where to take your head".
McMartin's in-depth writings in her other (non-guide) books are fascinating reads. I highly recommend them to anyone who has only read her guidebooks.
Again, we have lost a woman who devoted her life to the woods we hold so dear.
My condolences to her family.
09-29-2005, 08:27 AM
Yes this is very sad. I once met her back in the early 90's around Marcy Dam. I did not know who she was until some years later when I made the connection with her name to one of her guide books when I started taking hiking more seriously.
She will be missed!
09-30-2005, 05:22 PM
Her books were very well written, in complete detail. It is her Discover the High Peaks Guide, that got us through the Forty-Six. It is sad to learn of her passing. She will be missed. Her memory will live on with her many guidebooks she has written.
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