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ButterflyEffect  ·  341 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 15, 2017

All great mountains. You snowed in like everyone else?

WanderingEng  ·  341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm free! My B&B host in Keene Valley (shout out to the wonderful Snow Goose) got us dug out, and I'm having lunch in Lake Placid now while I wait to check into my hotel for the rest of the week. This is one of those storms people will talk about for years.

I'm planning to hike tomorrow. The goal is Colden, but if I make it to Marcy Dam (like two miles) I'll feel pretty good.

flagamuffin  ·  341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

beautiful area -- sitting in madison, quite jealous

WanderingEng  ·  340 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you want a surprisingly pleasant hike in Madison, I recommend the segment of the Ice Age Trail that runs through the University Ridge golf course. You can park at the research center off Pleasant View and hike through to the west end of the course. I expected it to be a bland walk across a golf course, but it was great.

Or just walk in the Arboretum. The path that runs along the south side of Lake Wingra is great. The Arboretum trails are the kind one can do in a pair of old running shoes and blue jeans. No fancy hiking gear is needed (unless it's snowy or icy).

flagamuffin  ·  340 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i've done 'em all, i think. i do like the ice age trail. but i refuse to go outside when it's cold