Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Anytime I leave my house on an adventure I take my camera with me in hopes to capture that "prefect" photo. Some people (in particular my husband) get annoyed that I want to stop on a hike and take a photo or pull the car over. But to me, it's a free form of art and entertainment, and there is no harm in taking a few moments out of a day to enjoy nature and its beauty.
I've shared a few of these photos this year in individual posts but I wanted to put together one collection of my favorites taken this year. Enjoy :-)
Monday, December 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I completed my first hike in VT on Sunday (I tend to hike only in the ADK's), and oh what fun it was! My sister (who lives in Swampscott, MA) and I arranged to meet up about halfway between the two of us for a nice Sunday hike. We decided on Mt. Ascutney because of it's location and decided on a meeting time of 10AM figuring this gave us ample time for hiking in the daylight, and enough time in the evening to be driving home while it was still somewhat light as well.
Travel Time to Trailhead: ~2 hours from Hudson Falls, NY
Total Round-trip Trail Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2250 Feet
Total Hiking Time: 6 hours (with lots of breaks, and lots of time spent at lookouts)
Views From Top: Priceless :-)
Because I took so many that I love, here is the link to my Flickr photo set from the trip.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We usually have this climb to ourselves... but today we passed about 15 people who were heading up as we were heading down. It's definitely leaf peeping season in the northeast. Luckily, we had the top to ourselves for awhile, as we had gotten out early.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I've been looking at this photo for the past day, trying to decide if I like it or not. I still haven't really decided, so thought I would just post it. I love the textures, and the random bright green fern at the top right of the photo, but there is something that just isn't sitting right... and I haven't figured that out yet.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I enjoying hunting season because it gets the hubby out of the house a few weekends in the fall, and allows me to do some girly things with my sisters and family without thinking about having to leave the husband at home, but I don't enjoy that I can't go to camp during the peak leaf peeping season!
Here is a photo of my favorite place on earth...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Nestled in the woods, 5 miles down a dirt road, is the deteriorating Great Camp Santanoni. Built between 1892-93, it was regarded at its time of completion as being the grandest of all such Adirondack camps. To read a detailed history of the camp, check out the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Website here. And when I say deteriorating, I guess I should also add they are in the midst of a massive revitalization of the camp, so it is being cared for. But if you go to visit be prepared for a bit of construction going on around you.
My husband and I have ventured down the Great Camp road twice prior to this visit without ever making it as far as the main camp buildings so we decided that on this past trip to Newcomb we would bring our bikes and cycle the 4.7 miles to the camp. We started at our cabin located near the Lake Harris Campground, so that added an additional 2 miles each way, but it was worth it, as the trip was beautiful.
We passed many hikers along the way, and saw signs of horses, but never ran into any. A few other bikers were also on the road, but it was a bit chilly, so cycling was definitely the cooler option. The first half of the ride in is a fairly steady flat, and slow climb to about the half way point where the road then takes a sharp turn downhill to coast the remainder of the way to the camp. That of course means quite the climb going back out, but it didn't feel as bad as I thought it was going to be. Mentally I was prepared for a long arduous climb from the camp to that mid-point, but it went quickly and without too much complaining on my part :-).
Here are some photos from the journey, enjoy the views I captured along the way!
One of the buildings in the farm complex area. I love the stonework of this building, it's very impressive, and in excellent condition.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am looking forward to a much needed, quiet and peaceful weekend with just the hubby and the pups.