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Travel Blogs from Lake Placid
The day dawned bright and sunny, and I was in the mood for another fat-busting all day cross country ski workout. This time I tried Cascade X-Country Ski center, a small local place close enough to the Mount Van Hoevenburg Olympic Center that some of the trails connect. Excluding a short lunch stop to eat my sandwich and an afternoon break for …
The Jackrabbit Inn and Hostel, the place where I stayed, is a few miles east of Lake Placid and seemed to be a homey enough place. When I arrived the place was deserted, an envelope with my name on it containing a key was one of several on the front desk. "Bingo, I have the place to myself," I thought. My room in the basement contained four empty …
... grouped together. Using local guide books and the internet able to optimise the number of peaks hiked in the time spent in the Adirondacks.
The beatiful scenery, the good companionship, exercise mixed with some of the challenges the 46 peaks presented made the effort worthwhile. The local area provides stores for supplies and interesting people ...
... back to the room to sort him out.
All sorted and we head back out and decide to check out the shops. We wandered in and out of various shops to check out their wares but often it was to escape the cold. We have since found out that the weather is unusually cold, it got down to -32C overnight and -15C during the day. On our last day it warmed right up to a balmy -5C, you could almost break a sweat!
That night we had our first pizza in America and it was ...
... for a hands on experience to enhance learning, where we felt fur and bogs under our feet, smelled animals and plants, handled skulls of many species from these mountains, and crawled through and under habitats on exhibit. After 2.5 hours we pulled ourselves away for our 4 plus hour drive to ...
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