The Blackberry Inn
Travel Blogs from Lake Placid
After getting off the ferry we searched for a rest stop nearby. First time washing up in a truck stop bathroom, forgot a towel so had to try and maneuver drying my face off with the air dryer. Yeahh... just thank god no one walked in. First night sleeping in the big booty mama. We cut out foam mats to fit the windows and folded a blanket over the front seats to ...
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5 - Drove an hour out of Lake Placid to the ESF Ecological Center where Ben worked one summer. This is where Ben did a lot of wildlife trapping and tagging and where he conducted his study on reproduction of wood frogs and spotted salamanders in the vernal pools of the Huntington Forest. We met with people whom Ben had worked with and who were still there and we were ...
... trail...that's Colorado.
Now, imagine you are at the bottom of the hill/mountain you want to hike. Find the gully or ditch. This is how water travels from the top of the mountain to the bottom. That's the trail! Just go up that wet, steep incline with huge boulders and mud. Talk about a slog up that mountain. It was HUMID. I couldn't tell if I really was sweating or if it was all the humidity in the air that was condensing on my skin! And then huffing ...
After staying in some dirty, smelly motels along our route so far we checked AirBnB to see if there was anything a little nicer in the Adirondacks for some time away from Interstate roads. We were heading towards Point O Pines, Rachael's camp that I had heard so much about for the past 4 years, and then deeper into the Adirondack state ...
... of the Labor Day long weekend. Our mission was to catch up with Karen's friend Lola and her sister, who had taken an extra couple of days off work to travel with us to Montreal for the long weekend.
Why Montreal? Well I needed to get my visa extended and we needed to party!
Lake Placid is where we chose to park the car for the weekend as it is only 100 miles or so from Montreal and Lola ...
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