Here are a few select photos from our camping trip in the Adirondacks Spring of 2012. It was a four day excursion. We camped at Marcy Dam which is a two mile hike in from the trail head. Our first night out there were some thunder storms but when we woke up the weather was beautiful. We decided to nix our original plan to hike Mt Marcy and instead did the much closer Phelps Mt. When we summitted we saw a storm hanging out over Mt Marcy and with what we were hearing we had a limited amount of time to get back to camp. By time we got onto the main trail it was raining and thundering. The last half mile back to our tent we were sprinting through the woods in thunder/lightning/hail/rain. After much storming things cleared up for dinner. The next day was beautiful. Gorgeous weather for a hike. While it was a bit windy at the summit it was beautiful up there. Something I love is seeing how the mountains and valleys were carved out by the last ice age. It’s amazing to think that ice has that much power.
Shot of the mountains we will be hiking from the road in
Hanging out after dinner.
Warning sign at our campsite
There were sooo many bugs. Bug nets were key.
There were a bunch of these little flowers all over
A view from Marcy Dam from our breakfast spot
Bridge/waterfall on the way to Phelps mountain.
Meg & Bryan, Phelps summit
Meg, Phelps summit with a VERY ominous storm cloud over the next mountain over *sense of foreboding*
Bridge on the way to Colden
The water looked so pretty from the bridge.
A snail we saw along the way
Off the beaten path, love the birch trees against the evergreens
Pointing the way
A view from Little Colden on the way to Colden
I love these little guys!
Bryan, Colden summit
Meg, Colden summit
Meg and Bryan, Colden summit
View from the summit of Colden
Little bits of vegetation cling to the top of the mountain so staying on the path is a must.
The way down was a bit steep
Looking back up to where we had just been
There are ladders in some spots
A view from the end of Avalanche Lake
Another Avalanche Lake shot. Can you tell it was carved out during the last ice age?
Some places along Avalanche Lake don’t have enough room for the trail so they’ve attached walkways to the rock face.
Bryan giving perspective on how big the rock wall is.
Home Sweet Home for this trip
Bare feet in the sun!
Found this little guy on the path on the way out
Another hiking/camping trip in the books!