Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Not Lost At All

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

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