This group had a beautiful hike on the frozen lake yesterday. We stopped to look at a mink who was hiding in a crevice on the shore. The ice was full of incredible patterns but was too bumpy to skate on the NY shoreline.
This year I had a houseful for Christmas and we all needed some fresh air after a cozy morning by the fire. We hiked the Pinnacle, a favorite local spot with a gorgeous view. A few new items of clothing were put to the temperature test–it was 9 degrees when we left the car. Gorgeous sunshine made the forest a winter wonderland. Lots of hikes and explorations to look forward to in...
Gorgeous weather in every way. Had a great hike up Pharoah Mountain from Crane Pond yesterday. The colors of the blueberries and the lichen were like a mosaic on the rock slopes. Early-to-middle color in the trees.
Kids are really agile but good footwear is important. Rock faces and tree roots are slick. Save the smooth rubber soles for camp. Plain-old sneakers with treads will do if you don’t have boots with ankle support.