Tracy and Bob have gone to the Adirondacks every September for years. This year Cathy and I decided to go along--not to backpack, but for a girls' weekend. We picked a great year to go. We dropped the guys off at the trailhead on Friday, and they took off for Mt. Marshall. Here they are, already to take off for their two day hike.
Cathy and I, however, did not rough it. We checked into the Ledge Rock Motel in Wilmington, just north of Lake Placid. We had a great view of Whiteface Mountain from our room where we enjoyed wine and cheese and crackers, talked, and read.
Friday night we drove into Lake Placid, ate at the Lake Placid Brewery and did some shopping. There was a great breakfast at the Lake Placid Diner on Saturday followed by more shopping in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. We did get a little exercise walking 2.7 miles around Mirror Lake.
The weather was fabulous and the foliage very near peak.
Saturday night we had a great meal at the pub at the Hungry Trout in Wilmington. Sunday turned out to be gray and rainy. Here's the view from our room on Sunday.
The hikers were wet and very tired when we picked them up.
But grateful for the cold beers we brought with us. All of us had a great time. I think this could be a new tradition!