As I write this, my nose runs and I hack debris from my lungs. This trip to the mountains was not without cold and windy weather! The likes of which has left me with a bad cold. Yes indeed, Saturday and Sunday were quite chilly up north. I stayed relatively warm at night but will not bring my summer bag to the Adirondacks in September ever again. It if weren't for the wool blanket I packed, I don't think I would have gotten much sleep at all. My friend and I did a lot over the long weekend. We hiked, fished, swam, cooked some great meals, and caught on up things. I'm not going to write a long detailed entry about everything that went on this weekend but I will throw up some pictures and a little verbiage to boot.
Above: Arrival on Friday morning; the weather was fantastic and made for an easy canoe trip across the lake.
Above: We were fortunate enough to find the lean-to on the point, vacant. We usually tent but the lean-to is fun to stay in.
Above: The view from my bag as I woke up each morning.
Above: The view from Black Bear Mountain looking east.
Above: Great big ol' clouds.
Above: Another view from Black Bear Mountain, looking south. That is 7th lake in the background, only 3 miles away.
Above: Taking a break on the mountain. Looking south, down on 7th Lake.
Above: Looking west.
Above: On the way down from the top, the sky opened up and let some warm sunshine through.
Above: "The Point" on 7th Lake. This is the campsite where we stayed in the lean-to.
Above and below: Monday morning I fought the cold and got out of my bag early enough to catch the morning fog and sunshine on the lake.
Above: Wind storms drop a lot of nice trees like the Birch shown here.