well I know its been awhile since I posted, I guess one could say I’m a once a month(er) around here. I try honestly I do, but I’m still having issues with the new pc. and windows I get frustrated and leave . windows and WP don’t like each other ..I guess.
any way, I do keep tabs on a few folks here on my ipad.
and..April was a busy month for us.. let me show you
1st thing we did, was go to a play of sorts..called Summer Of Love. it was set to Ballet and all 60’s music , with the period clothing. we actually loved it.
hers a just a few shots from the Adirondack Mnts.
this is the spot alright:) sneakers ..at the end of the school year,every town has an area like this
the force of this watr was unbelievable. still alot of snow on the mnts.
an old loggers campsite
well that about does it. it was a busy month. and of course my issue with windows, is never going away. I think ill have to blog from my ipad. for the summer:)
have an enjoyable rest of the week, if you stopped by,and if you did thank you :)!!!!
The Adirondack region was one of the last areas of the northeastern United States to be explored; the headwaters of the Hudson River near Lake Tear of the Clouds on the slopes of Mount Marcy were not discovered until more than fifty years after the discovery of the headwaters of the Columbia River in the Canadian Rockies. Although a few sportsmen had shown some interest earlier, the publication of William H. H. Murray‘s Adventures in the Wilderness; Or Camp-Life in the Adirondacks in 1869 started a flood of tourists to the area, leading to a rash of hotel building and the development of stage coach lines. Thomas Clark Durant, who had helped to build the Union Pacific railroad, acquired a large tract of central Adirondack land and built a railroad from fashionable Saratoga Springs to North Creek. By 1875 there were more than two hundred hotels in the Adirondacks, some of them with several hundred rooms; the most famous was Paul Smith’s Hotel
The Great Camp tradition has analogs in the western United States, especially in the Rocky Mountains. Closely tied to the dude ranch tradition, elaborate private lodges and cabins owned by groups of wealthy Easterners were constructed in the wilderness. Often families originated from New York or Chicago, and traveled by train to spend long periods in summer in the high country. Some lodges in the West were built by railroad interests, who were able to pick the best land while surveying potential railroad routes.The early Great Camps started life as simple tent camps, often on land initially leased from hotel owners, as hotel guests sought a more authentic wilderness experience. The tent camps evolved into tent platforms or lean-tos and then into compounds of rustic cabins. Even in the early stages, some of these camps became quite elaborate. In 1883 one of the first families on Upper St. Regis Lake, the Anson Phelps Stokes, would arrive in a “special parlour horse car direct from 42nd street to Ausable for $100.” The party consisted of ten family members and an equal number of servants, “three horses, two dogs, one carriage, five large boxes of tents, three cases of wine, two packages of stovepipe, two stoves, one bale of china, one iron pot, four washstands, one barrel of hardware, four bundles of poles, seventeen cots and seventeen mattresses, four canvas packages, one buckboard, […], twenty-five trunks, thirteen small boxes, one boat, one hamper”, all of which was then transferred to wagons for the 36 mile ride to Paul Smiths, and thence by boat to their island campsite.
thank you for stopping by, have a pleasant week-end
Going between old forge ,Inlet, and Blue Mnt. Lake NY, can get challenging at times, and fall being one of the times, especially if they decide to lay new asphalt. but, it was all good , we dealt with it ,with a positive attitude.
the Adirondack Park are about a 3 hour drive for us., a bit of Geography before i start with my photos.. and oh boy do i have photos. i love going to the Mnts. .. at certain times of the year.. well 6 months out of the year to be exact. when there’s no snow..to be any clearer:) this time of year its great for leaf peeping the colors are extraordinary
this Mnt range form a massif in the northeast of Upstate New York. the Mnts form a circular dome pattern of about 160 miles in diameter and about 1 mile high the current relief owes much to glaciation (wiki) there’s much History on these mnts. I’ll get into that when we reach the Museum …some time this week.