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Grace Peak Proposal Gaining Momentum

Adirondack Forty-Sixers’ Grace Peak Proposal Gaining Momentum
A groundswell has been building for several years to name two peaks in the Dix Range after two people who had a defining influence on hiking and outdoor recreation in the High Peaks. The Grace Peak Committee of the Adirondack Forty-Sixers is leading the initiative to name East Dix “Grace Peak” in honor of Grace Hudowalski, and South Dix “Carson Peak” in honor of Russell M.L. (Russ) Carson. Grace Hudowalski #9 was one of the founders, first president, and for decades Historian of the Forty-Sixers of Troy and their successor, today’s Forty-Sixers. Russ Carson wrote the first history and trail guide to the region, “Peaks and People of the Adirondacks”, was a charter member and early president of the ADK, and devoted much effort to researching, preserving, and promoting the responsible enjoyment of the Adirondack Mountains.  The path to formal name approval by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names is long and arduous, and success depends on strong local and regional support. Information about the proposal, biographies of Grace and Russ, details of upcoming events (including locations and times), and a status report on progress can be viewed at the Grace Peak Proposal Website .

 --- Kevin MacKenzie passed this link and information onto us, sounds like a great idea! We'll try to track the progress of this committee and see if they succeed in this good cause.