Friday, January 30, 2009

Snowshoeing at Hudson Pointe

It seems like a lot of times in the Lake George Region, once there is a decent snowfall for 'shoeing, an ice or rain storm comes along and ruins the quality of the snow. Sister and I were fortunate to have a weekend open and fresh snowfall earlier this month and decided to check out the trail at Hudson Pointe, per the suggestion of Roger Fulton's Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Trails in the Lake George Region. It's a great book because all the trails are so close to where I live - I'm not into winter driving that much - and all the directions have been right on so far.

Were disappointed that we weren't the first ones on the trail on the fresh snow that morning, but it was a great workout anyway. The trail makes a semi-loop, part of it right along the Hudson! Sister and her husband actually had been there before, in warm weather. Beautiful sights, some small hills, and impossible to get lost!

I was excited to see that the Open Space Institute had done some work on the park, and their name was on the trail markers. OSI is an organization that protects scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and sustain community character in the Adirondacks, as well as many other places along the East Coast. For example, they did some work on the McIntyre Blast Furnace, MacNaughton Cottage, and the tower and cabin on Mt. Adams as mentioned in a previous post of mine.

The rest of my pictures can be found in my Flickr set.


storybeader said...

I'm going to look up the Open Space Institute. Sounds like a winner. Beautiful views - will check out your Flickr...but right now I'm calling it a nite! Thanks so much for keeping time, keeper! xxoo {:-D

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool pictures!! Snowshoeing is my favorite winter sport!!