I'm actually on my way to Chatham (Cape Cod), MA right now so my Friday Fave Fives is going to be via photos of a hike I did with 2 other hiking buddies up Poke O Moonshine Mountain. That is the mountain that is very near where the 2 escapees were running around after breaking out of prison. Thankfully, they are no longer on the loose! HUGE thanks go to the NYS Police, Forest Rangers, local Adirondack police, and the many prayers that went up for everyone's safety and peace of mind. We discovered the next day that we were about 20 miles from a cabin in which the criminals had been hiding out in! Those of us who hike, can now breathe a sigh of relief that the only thing we need to watch out for this summer are bears. (and I have NEVER seen one on a trail...just their "scat"...and if you don't know that word, look it up!).
Sharing FIVE of my FAVE photos from that day and linking up with Susanne from Living to Tell the Story blog.
POKE O MOONSHINE HIKE HIGHLIGHTS (we also explored the Adirondack ghost town of Tahawus (a.k.a. Adirondac) after our hike as it was only an hour south of the trail and right on the way home)
wildflowers found in the ADKs
|from the summit looking out over|
the Taylor Pond Wild Forest region of the Eastern Adirondacks
with the High Peaks of the Adirondacks in the background
and the Adirondack Northway winding through the wilderness
|Poke O Moonshine's Fire Tower!|
the 19th fire tower summit I have climbed!
(only 4 more to go to complete The Challenge!)
|Hudson River near its starting point!|
Wild, beautiful, clean, isolated.
The Hudson is 315 miles long
and flows into the Atlantic once it reaches NYC
which is about 4 hours and 39 minutes south of this photo!
That wraps up my faves for the week. I will be back in two weeks and look forward to reading everyone's faves then.
Happy Weekend and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO MY FELLOW USA FRIENDS!