National Geographic : 1938 Jun
ADIRONDACK IDYLS © National Geographic Society Dufaycolor Photograph by Harrison Howell Walker FROM WHITEFACE, GRANDSTAND OF THE ADIRONDACKS, THEY GAZE ACROSS A LAKE-STREWN WILDERNESS Most accessible of all the higher summits in the Empire State is this commanding, hoary-headed peak northeast of Lake Placid. The spectacular Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway winds almost to its top, and soon an elevator-in a shaft driven through solid rock-will lift visitors the last 270 feet (Plates II and VI). With his glasses this hiker may see Canada, about forty-five miles away. Far off to the right lie Lake Champlain and the Green and White Mountains of New England.