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Winter ski in to Avalanche Lake

Posted: March 8, 2011

Doug and Emily spent a day skiing in to Avalanche Lake from Heart Lake a few weeks ago.   This sort of trip isn’t for those who are wanting a simple day out on cross-country skis, in fact this is a trail that so many of you have traveled by foot – some of you many times – and it’s quite a haul up through “misery mile”.

Just last summer Barry led a group of campers up Colden’s trap dyke from Avalanche Lake.   Looking at the photos of snow and ice-covered cliffs, it is hard to imagine green leaves, Adirondack mud, exposed rocks and boulders, open water and waves on the lake, and the smells of summer.

For those of you who have carried your packs on this trail – imagine the fun of skiing back down to Marcy Dam!

Enjoy the slide show:

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March storm

Posted: March 8, 2011

We had a remarkable two feet of snow Sunday through Monday.   Just when it feels that spring may arrive any moment!

Photos are of Colba, now 3 years old, facing the blustery wind and blowing snow on Tuesday morning at Doug and Emily’s current home in Essex, NY (about 20 minutes south of camp), and the view of Giant and Rocky Peak from their driveway.

Adirondack winters

Posted: March 5, 2011

It is 50 degrees here in the North Country today.   This is an amazing time of year – watching snow banks melt, hearing bird songs that sound like spring, and thinking of summer!

How many of you have spent time in the Adirondacks in the winter time    Ever wonder about what it would feel like to walk on the lake   To hike up some of the trails that you know so well in the summertime

Doug Livingston (Kate’s husband, Bob and Lynn’s son, and a long-time camper and counselor) has been working on hiking many of the high peaks during the winter – and what a winter it has been!     

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