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October 12, 2015 travel fallfoliage

Fall Foliage, Day 26 - Lake Placid/Whiteface Mountain KOA, NY

I finished sleeping off the migraine and woke up late this morning to a relaxing start. Christian made oatmeal for us to eat outside in the 70º fall weather as we watched the campground empty around us.

#ManofSteel-cutOats#ManofSteel-cutOats

We did a couple loads of laundry, then tried riding our bikes to a route listed on a brochure. It turned out the route was actually a road route, something that I’m not particularly comfortable with, so we rode around the campground instead (stopping for a bit at by the river and at the playground).

Unexpected waterfallUnexpected waterfall

River (possibly Ausable River?)River (possibly Ausable River?)

Then we drove up Whiteface Mountain, one the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks (climbing all of them and becoming 46′ers is a new bucket list item for us).

The views were incredible! Every turn of the road there was another scenic view spot. At the top, we parked and hiked up the last bit.

View from the parking lotView from the parking lot

#nofilter#nofilter

Alpine climate zoneAlpine climate zone

Lake Placid belowLake Placid below

View from the summitView from the summit

There’s also a castle” at the top of the mountain - it used to just be called the Upper Toll House, but someone suggested calling it a castle instead since England has castles smaller than this one:

Good pointGood point

Then we drove into the town of Lake Placid for dinner at Dancing Bears. Every restaurant was really overpriced, so we wound up splitting an appetizer and entree, which was actually just enough food to be satisfied if not full”.

CalamariCalamari

Rainbow troutRainbow trout

We walked along the main street for awhile, then stopped for some Ben & Jerry’s in anticipation of our factory visit later.

Back at the park, I re-dyed my hair (with Christian’s help to rinse it out in the sink) and we had a little quiet work time on the campground’s wifi.


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