Todd and Minhee's North Country Adventures Part II travel blog

Sis Lake

Forth Lake of the Fulton Chain

Most interesting tree I have seen in the Adirondacks.

A beaver lodge on Carry Lake

Mountain Lake

Mountain Lake


Thanks to the hurricane down in Florida, we have a high pressure system with warm air hanging around the North Country. That meant that today was just beautiful with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 40's. I took advantage of this weather and having Veterans Day off to take a hike.

I took a 5 mile hike on the Vista Trail just east of Old Forge, NY. It follows the ridge line parallel to Fourth Fulton Lake. The leaves were all off the trees which allowed almost constant unobstructed views. The down side to the leaves being off the trees was that they completely covered the trail. First, the steep uphill trails in the Adirondacks are usually located on top of exposed rock. This made for a very slippery climb as the leaves did not provide for any traction. Second, which was my particular favorite, is the leaves covered and hid just-over-the-top-of-your-hiking-boots deep mud puddles. So I would be hiking along and step where it looked like solid ground but instead sunk deep into the mud puddles and got boot fulls of muck...repeatedly...REPEATEDLY.



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