C. 1959, Paul Schaefer, left, prepares to fly over the Adirondacks with State Senator Watson Pomeroy, chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Natural Resources

Driving the Northway with Paul Schaefer

  As the decade of the 1990’s began, noted Adirondack conservationist and wilderness coalition leader Paul Schaefer’s eyesight was failing. He had macular degeneration. We had noticed that this skilled carpenter, home and cabin builder and historic restorationist was no longer hitting the nail squarely on its head. We worried about him continuing to drive.…