Outdoor adventurer Herb Terns, the digital advertising manager at the Times Union, recently took a walk in the woods west of Schroon Lake in an area known as the "Corridor of opportunity” not far from Hoffman Notch. It's what Herb refers to as the label on a shaded area of a Department of Environmental Conservation map of the Hoffman Notch Wilderness. This is where a trail starting (or ending) in North Dakota, could be a huge part of an east-west corridor hike.
“For more than a decade, the state and a group of dedicated volunteers have worked on a route for the North Country Scenic Trail (NCST) through central New York and the Adirondacks. They've sought to combine existing sections of trails with new trails to complete the 4,600-mile NCST from near Lake Champlain through the upper Midwest to North Dakota. Read more about Herb’s adventure, by clicking here.