As night fell, the group stayed warm and comfy surrounding the fire while sharing good conversation, spirits, and desserts.
I was looking forward to introducing people to one of my favorite hiking spots when I lived in Pittsburgh. We had a great time and enjoyed all the different landscapes (pine forests! rhododendrons! boulder fields! ski slopes!) and the layers of crunchy ice on the trail.
In an attempt to learn from our previous winter ADK trips, we booked two weekends on our calendar in January to try to do the trip in acceptable weather. As things worked out, the weather was acceptable for the first weekend. Acceptable by winter ADK standards involved 40-50 MPH winds at the summit of Whiteface... Continue Reading →