Last Wednesday-Thursday (April 15-16) I was out camping once again, this time in the Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area just outside of Keene, NY. A lovely night was spent in the Biesemeyer lean-to on Lost Pond (2.1 miles from the trailhead), and midday Thursday took us up to the top of nearby Weston Mountain (.3 miles up from the lean-to), which isn't an Adirondack "High Peak" (at 3182 ft.), but which gives you a pretty good view of quite a few of them. With temperatures in the 50's, and very clear night for star gazing, it was a great time to be out. Trail conditions were quite a mix--from bare to wet/muddy to snow deep and soft enough to require snowshoes--making the trip in a bit more involved than we'd hoped, but we'd come prepared. A highlight: I've now got a backpacking frying pan, so we had pancakes for breakfast...and they were pretty good! (I'll add a photo of that momentous meal when Paul sends me the ones he took).
|Night falls over Lost Pond|
|The bright white spot left of center is Lost Pond from the peak of Weston|