This is the view from the top of Owl’s Head, one of Lake Placid’s shorter hikes — just over 2 miles up and back.
Cait and I were heading back after a long weekend at my mother’s (Andrew stayed home to get in the last of some golfing, while watching the dogs). Just as we were about to pass the road that led to the trail head, we looked at each other.
“Mom?” Cait nodded to the entrance.
“Sure,” I said, “why not?” And I swung down the road.
This, despite the fact that we had nothing but street shoes with us, and Cait’s comfy travel clothes would hardly qualify for haute hiking fashion.
It was such a spectacular day, we didn’t care. We started scrambling up like a couple of mountain goats.
We couldn’t believe our luck! We hit it just right–we had the whole trail to ourselves. Because, ironically, sometimes these wilderness trails can get as busy as Grand Central Station.
Only two things were missing to make it a perfect hike — Andrew, and a picnic lunch.
10 thoughts on “Take It From the Top”
Beautiful pictures, especially the colors in the last one!
Oh goodness…so beautiful.
What a gorgeous view! This is why I love upstate NY.
That is beautiful, just beautiful. I can’t say any more, thanks for the pictures, they made my day.
And those are unretouched photos. So those colors are what we saw too. It is amazing, isn’t it?!
Those colors!!! Absolutely amazing…
Teetotaled, Oct is my all-time favorite month.
Meg, the pine cones were in full sweet pine smell.
Deb, LOL! You win the prize! I wondered if anyone would notice Cait’s finger. She was pointing at a hawk sailing overhead.
It has been 20 years since I have seen the Adirondacks in fall. Thanks for sharing.
(I have to ask; is that a finger?)
You make me want to stop and smell the pine cones!
Glad you enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Perfect example of why I love October in upstate NY.