Due to my failure to comprehend a “pond” in Adirondack lingo might actually be a bog, instead of hiking a 3.6 mile out-and-back, we knocked off a 10 km force-march.

As the daylight was fading, the trip back to the car was pretty focused. I wasn’t so concerned about being forced to navigate the path in the darkness as it was well marked but I wasn’t so sure I could find our campsite once we returned to the campground.

Turns out, that was a legitimate concern. 😀

The next morning, the effects of our adventure were fairly obvious.


A Hint of What Was to Come

Irondequoit Bay

Irondequoit Bay

Adirondack Park, NY

Less than 5 miles from Little Sand Point campground, I had to pull over because it was just too beautiful to pass with taking a photo. The entire day turned out to be one incredible view after another.


Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake

Tupper Lake

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” – Washington Irving

Almost Missed This

Saranac River at McCasland Bridge

Saranac River at McCasland Bridge

After spending hours just traveling “up the road a ways” I was trying to focus on making up some time but then I pulled off the road to be blessed with this view.

I stopped worrying about time. 😀

Whiteface Mountain

Mount Washington

Mount Washington

Summit Weather: TEMP 50°F, WINDS 30+, VIS 0

Despite those conditions and the gatekeepers advising I would not be allowed to hike (or ride the elevator) to the summit upon reaching the top, I paid the entrance fee and meandered up the road.

An excellent decision. 😀

And Then This Happened

Rainbow

Rainbow

Mount Washington

As I was walking out of the Castle Café on top of Whiteface Mountain, my jaw dropped.

“Donde termina el arco iris, en tu alma o en el horizonte? “Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?” – Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions




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