Sunday, September 09, 2007

Adirondack Photolog

All week I've been meaning to post a few more photos from our Adirondack trip. I have such a fondness for the place. I have been busy though, with a 12+ hour work day that included driving 500 miles, and a full day of volunteering on my feet all day, among other things. This upcoming week will have me out of town for work for a few days, so I'm feeling like it is now or never for sharing the rest of the camping photos.

After climbing Esther, the rest of our time was spent in a more leisurely fashion. We took early morning walks to the meadow:

And stopped along scenic roadsides to snap photos:

We saw the foliage just starting to turn, as on this hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) that I shot from below to get the backlit, solar flare effects:

We hiked in to a couple of secluded ponds:

Owen Pond

Copperas Pond

And along the beautiful AuSable River:

We also drove up the Whiteface Memorial Highway, and rode the elevator through the mountain core right to the summit. The toll road and castle at the top are Depression era WPA projects. It is such a different summit experience than actually climbing for oneself, but interesting nonetheless.


Nadine said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Aliki2006 said...

These are beautiful! A breath of fresh air for me, here in the unbearably hot south. thanks for sharing them!

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Another WPA castle! They're everywhere.

It looks absolutely lovely- especially the ponds. Now I'm envious of your camera, too.

Electronic Goose said...

Simply gorgeous.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ah, I too love the Adirondacks and these bring back such nice memories of gorgeous scenery and fresh mountain air. Love South Meadow and White face and the hobblebush shot with rainbow is great!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Fantastic shots! (I just reviewed them again!

purpleteardropsofhappilymarriedness said...

really awesome photos - i wish i could do nature photography as well as you - the picture of the leaves in the sunlight was incredible. Totally envious of your camera!

purpleteardropsofhappilymarriedness said...

I love how you show the beauty in wilderness.