Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lake Placid And The High Peaks Region

I'd had a pleasant weekend up at the farm and was on my way home to Albany with all six dogs in the back of the car. We were traveling through the high peaks region of the Adirondacks. When I passed through the town of Lake Placid, I decided to stop at the extensive Adirondack Equine Center. There was no event going on at the time so I simply pulled in and took a tour. My main interest was in the surrounding mountains:

And the views of the surrounding mountains were quite nice:

I was a little concerned that the various workers driving around in pickup trucks would stop me, but no one seemed to care as I drove around, stopping in various places to snap pictures:

But I was soon back on the road and stopping once again at Adirondack Loj Road to take a photo of the high peaks, still a bit shrouded in clouds that morning:

A young couple with their Beagle on a leash also stopped on the shoulder of the road and got out to enjoy the scenery. They began running and playing in the hay field, a perfect picture of joy:

Farther on down the road I stopped at a driving range to admire the autumn color:

There are signs in places warning of possible Moose in the roads. I've never seen one in the Adirondacks, but I have seen them in nearby Vermont:

As Route 73 began to drop down into the Keene Valley, the mountains straight ahead were almost all covered in clouds. With my stop at Benz Pond, detour along Blue Mountain Road and numerous photo stops, this was becoming a very lengthy trip. But I'll post more tomorrow:

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