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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Autumn Trip, 2011

Hello all from lovely Plattsburgh, NY! Right on Lake Champlain and minutes from the Adirondack Mountains (and about 5 hours from home), it’s the perfect place for a mini-weekend vacation, and that is just what I am taking!

I drove up last night after work and this morning I headed out bright and early to get to the mountains! I wandered around a bit (intentionally) but eventually wound up in the Lake Placid area. Beautiful!


I saw lovely waterfalls… (at High Falls Gorge, near Lake Placid)


And lovely autumn foliage… (near Lake Placid)

And then I came to a T in the road. If I turned right, I would just be on some road headed somewhere. But if I turned left, I could drive my little Honda to the tip top of Whiteface Mountain! I am sure you can guess which way I turned… :)


This is about 1/2 way up the mountain…


And this is about 3/4 of the way up the mountain…


And this is from the summit of Whiteface Mountain!


Yep- I really was there!

Then I went to Little Whiteface Mountain and took a gondola ride up to the top of it…


Same lake, different mountain!


A view of Whiteface Mountain from Little Whiteface Mountain.


My favorite photo from the day (of over 250 photos!). This is from the gondola on the way back down Little Whiteface Mountain.

Tomorrow I am leaving early so I can go to Fort Ticonderoga on my way home. More photos to follow!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennie -- I found you on the FLMQG flickr group. Glad to see someone else join us. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's projects.
    BTW -- your photos look great -- my family took the gondola up Whiteface Mountain about 10 years ago, but hiked down it. That was a mistake, even though we usually love hiking.