An old friend and I have recently gotten back in touch. When we were growing up, he and I used to hike and camp almost every weekend . As life would have it, we kind of lost touch over the years but it feels great to reconnect. We used to do an awful lot of all-seasons camping. We've hiked in New Mexico together as well as the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. We've meadow-crashed beneath the stars without a tent and we've built and slept in snow shelters. One fond memory that comes to mind is the time we climbed Blue Mountain (Elevation 3,759ft) on snowshoes by the light of the moon. So on Labor Day Weekend we'll be canoeing across 7th Lake, just outside of Inlet, NY for some more camping. Hopefully the lean-to will be vacant, but if not, we'll pitch a tent. A trip up Blue Mountain is definitely in order though there will be plenty to do. 7th lake is one of eight lakes in the Fulton Chain of Lakes. We could paddle down to 6th lake or up to 8th lake and explore those areas. I know there is a bridge between 6th & 7th lake that is a lot of fun to jump off of. Bear Mountain lies just north of where we'll be camping and is only a 3 or 4 mile hike to its summit. I imagine we'll be doing quite a bit of swimming, hiking, fishing and most of all relaxing and catching up with each other.
I don't want to bring my big DSLR with me for this trip so I picked up a Canon point & shoot. The S90 (shown above) is an amazing little 10 megapixel camera. It shoots RAW, allows full control of shutter speed and aperture, and even takes video. It has a rugged all-metal body and fits right in my pocket. Today I took it out on the streets and played inside of the 181st Street Station. Image quality is great if you ask me. I'm looking forward to taking this camera camping!