Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Great Day To Be Alive & Climbing On Mt Colden 9-28-13

Most people are on the world, not in it -- have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them -- undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate. - John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir Inspirational view from the LOJ Road on way to trail-head Marcy Dam Gelogical Marker a few miles from summit in a stone in a stream bed Break in the trees about half mile or so from summit Could see the "traffic" on neighboring peaks on a glorious fall day for climbing Nolan squeezing through a rock opening on way to summit of Colden Gliders were taking advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy soaring and taking in the great peaks view. At one point 4 of them soared and swirled like eagles with each other Great view of Mt Colden, Coldens Rock Slides & False summit from Algonquin I took a few weeks earlier Nolan sketching on Mt Colden's false summit Big Slide Mt from Colden Algonquin Mt from Colden. Interesting seeing after being there just a few weeks before! Enjoying the view from High Peak #14/46!!!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Autumn In New York Fall Images

New York is arguably the best state to enjoy the fall foliage and beautiful scenery, especially when you consider the size of the state, and all there is to do and see. I personally am attracted to the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks, yet still enjoy the "civilized" views from places like Val Bialas in Utica, Trenton or Chittenango Falls and Root Glen in Clinton. Often I'll take a drive or go for a run on some unknown road or trail to hopefully find a delightful old farm, or a bucolic country scene. We who live here are certainly blessed, especially those with "eyes" and heart to see all that is around them. Enjoy some favorites of mine from this season, as it has been a beautiful autumn here in Upstate and The Adirondacks of New York.