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May 13th 2014
Published: June 11th 2017
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Geo: 43.3894, -74.2918

After doing nothing much all day yesterday we ventured out to see some of the Adirondack mountains today. The weather is a bit cloudy but still reasonably warm and fine. We drove through the countryside filled with dozens of lakes until we came to Lake Placid which was the venue for the 1980 winter Olympics. You could see Whitehorse mountain with its ski jumps and chair lift going to the top. There was still a bit of snow on the higher slopes.
We stopped at a scenic spot called High Falls Gorge and walked down the walkways to see the waterfalls. Carrying on we did a very short hike through the bush stopping to observe the little chipmunks scurrying around the trees and into holes.
Still suffering from the flue, we weren't able to do much hiking so we had to get back in the car and drive an alternate route through the mountains and forest and picturesque little lakeside towns back to our home base at Wells.
I'm pretty happy with the accomodation here as I think we have the best location on the lake, and the house is very comfortable.
As you drive around the area you periodically see large lumps of ice left over from the winter. There are only a few of them on the side of the road and we can't work out why they are left in those particular spots. Some strange phenomena, no doubt.
As we drove around I scoured the countryside for strange men with shotguns on mowers but there were none to be found.
Even though they do have a hunting season up here it seems that most of the property is privately owned and they discourage hunting.
Their are lots of spots around that would be suitable for fly fishing for trout but we only saw a few people fishing. I imagine it would be rather cold standing in the middle of the river in your waders.


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15th May 2014

Looks like a gorgeous spot to recuperate. Hope you're feeling better soon x

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