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Adirondack Adventure 10-2015
We awoke to breaking clouds and a tentative sun and began our second leg of the trip into the Adirondacks. We stopped along the way to explore Dingman's Falls and stretch our legs and finally pulled into apple country near the Mohonk Mountain Preserve. Our plan was to camp at the new campground there and then spend the day hiking up to the hotel and to climb to the top of the observation tower ...
... Chasm. This is where the Ausable River flows out of Lake Champlain into New York. It created a huge gorge with a lot of waterfalls. It was a beautiful site.
From there, we headed into the Adirondack Mountains. It was another beautiful ride through the mountains with a lot of lakes and streams. We decided to drive through Lake Placid and we were glad we did. We first spied the huge Olympic ski jumps, so ...
... and that was after Alex bounced into me and almost knocked me overboard. Fortunately, I was able to stay in the boat. No one would have ever believed he was the cause. A couple times we entered areas of the river where all was calm and swimming was permitted. It was at one of these stops, where, for the first time, I failed when I gave a big push on Alex's back, attempting to knock him in the water and he went nowhere. He turned quickly and, I will have to review the video to confirm, ...
... with nature. Alex woke up a little later, and instead of subjecting my boy to the usual campfire grub of some sort of dirty eggs, we headed to town for some good county pancakes and omelets, as well as coffee. The day before I learned there was a Garnet mine in the area. Always looking for the "treasure" I found out about a trail leading to the abandoned mine where there were still token Garnets to be found. Following breakfast, Alex and I ventured ...
... the outfitters who convinced us we needed to stay until Saturday for the next rafting trip. She directed us to a free camp site on a large lake down a dirt road. Off we went 20 miles away to the nearest store to find a tarp. it's been raining nonstop all day. At the site, Alex set up the entire camp. The tent covered to keep the ...