Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Moose Mountain Pond Hike

I know, I know, the sign says 3.2 miles, but the guidebook said 3.5 miles, and that's really what it felt like.  So 3.5 it is.  (7 miles RT)  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Another beautiful day.  It was cloudy and drizzly on the 2 hour drive to the trailhead, but then it cleared and became pretty spectacular.  There wasn't much elevation, but again, we had to navigate over tree roots and rocks and across mushy streams.

This hike ended at a lean-to with a fire pit on the edge of a pretty lake.

And, hooray, there was an outhouse.  Yeah, pretty rustic, but a welcome sight all the same!

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but after every hike we stop for dinner.  That's really the main reason I hike.  The heck with the great exercise, being in the fresh air all day, the beautiful surroundings, the good company and the fun conversation...really, it's the dinner at the end.  

Okay, I know this isn't gourmet, but I'm a big fan of comfort food.  The other two had tuna-salad sandwiches and we all had nothing but rave reviews for the food at this little 
country diner in Schroon Lake.


trishalyn said...

Looks like your 2012 hiking season is starting out great. I really enjoyed your story and photos! How's your Steadypod working out?

Photographer Mum said...

I love that little white flower with the green leaves. So symmetrically perfect! What is it?

Framing Images and Memories said...

Good for you for beginning the hiking season! I heard the late frost killed off a lot of the pesky bugs? Not sure I read the trail sign correctly..the third trail sounds sketchy. lol