Thursday, August 8, 2013

Great Little Hike Near Lake George, New York

Hiking with my lovely husband Brian is one of my favorite things, and we managed to get away for one on Friday.  While some people disagree with me, I consider Lake George to be in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.  As with all things like this, everybody has their own opinion about where these things start.  I'm sticking with Lake George!  (Don't even think about getting New Yorkers started on where Upstate New York begins.)

There are some nice little mountains trails close to the lake.   We chose the trailhead that leads to either Fifth Peak or Montcalm Point and opted to head up to Montcalm Point. 

In New York, our trails apparently have accents as one gets to the higher levels.  I never even noticed, but then I'm a born and raised New Yorker. I'm probably just used to the accent.   I've not hiked in the southern states.  Perhaps I would notice it  there.  That is the story I will be sticking with as opposed to admitting thinking that the word on the sign should have been ascent.

If you are in the area, you really have to try some of the hikes. We may not be able to spell, but we have some freakin' amazing wilderness trails. 
The Montcalm Point trail is well marked and pretty easy.  It was still a bit muddy in spots even though it has been dry lately--make sure you have appropriate footwear.  
It was perfect for feeding my fascination with tree fungus, rocks, and toadstools.  Forgot the camera AGAIN, but I had the iphone to get a few shots.  I don't ever recall seeing bright orange toadstools before.  They were beautiful.

I usually grab a rock or two to take home, but this one was safe from my thievery.

I find rocks like this to be regal.  Wouldn't mind having it in my yard!


  1. You need to make a bright orange toadstool *something* for your house - those ones are cute!

    That's definitely a regal rock - imagine the fun our kids could have had with something like that in the yard, lol!

    Ummmmmmmmmmm "accent" 1400 ft. --- am I crazy, or is that supposed to be ascend?!

  2. That spelling error is too funny! I spent my early years working as a proof-reader for the most part. I'm the one who usually finds these things. Good eye and good spelling, Sewing Muse! I'd point it out to the Environmental Conservation people, but it wouldn't do any good. I'm sure it will get fixed when it gets replaced. Since it looks like a brand new sign, New Yorkers will just have to hang their head in shame.

  3. I'd love that large rock / boulder in my backyard, too!!! And we (Down Under), just thought you guys liked to spell things phonetically (pyjamas / pajamas) and leave out letters (colour / color).