Adirondack Mountains, September 19 through 21
I had a beautiful last weekend of summer in the Adirondack Mountains. The weather was clear and crisp, with warm days for hiking and cool clear nights offering splendid views of the Milky Way as we warmed our hands by the fire.
Our first day was a 1300 foot hike up Crane Mountain, offering our first views of the many lakes scattered throughout the Adirondack Mountain range. We saw the first signs of Autumn as a few trees had started to turn crimson. Crane Mountain was quite a climb. We even had to crawl up two ladders fastened to the rocks.
First signs of Fall foliage
Horizons filled with mountains dotted with shimmering blue lakes
Pretty mountain pond
The second day we hiked 2000 feet up Buck Mountain and were treated to beautiful views of Lake George below.
Lake George below dotted with sailboats
Looking over the lake
Early trees changing colors
Hiker women of the Adirondacks!
View from the summit of Lake George below
We stopped for lunch on the summit.
A slice of heaven, a panorama of Lake George
On the third day we toured the little town of Lake George and took a steamboat ride on the lake.
View of Lake George
No visit to Lake George is complete without a ride on the Minne-Ha-Ha.
View from the dock