It was an amazing few days. I got back late last night, around ten. I would’ve updated, but I had a headache that could slay a rhinocerous, and I was so tired I could barely stand.
That’s me at our campsite, Golden Beach, on Raquette Lake. Only five or six sites had access to this gorgeous little beach, though it was too cold to swim.
that was taken at around ten to six in the morning. the sacrifices i make for you people.
Ducks were all over the place, and had very little fear of humans. My favorite, one with a deformed foot, nibbled my toe. Apparently I didn’t taste very good.
We spent the first two days hiking. Seven hours wandering around Moose River Plains, a densely wooded, dirt-roaded area that we were told was our best chance of seeing moose.
I did see a blurry black shape moving around through the binoculars that I think was a bear. and we also saw a hawk, deer (with felt on his antlers!), a blue heron, the ducks, a really adorable snake, and some frogs.
We also hiked this trail called Castle Rock. Hard, uphill, grueling, rocky trek, I think at least five miles round trip, that lead to this.
Um. Yeah. Worth it.
And the two of us, far too close to the edge of Castle Rock for my liking.
My favorite hike of all was Wednesday. Lost Ponds, Moose River Plains, New York has my heart.
You can guess why.
Okay. Moving on.
We also went to a couple small towns, Inlet (the most adorable little tourist-trap town, where we didn’t even get cell service; although i did get a cup of Keurig coffee, which made me stupid-happy),
and Old Forge, a slightly more self-sufficient and cell-service-having town which nevertheless still had more than one moose-themed country home tchotchke store. I want to live in Old Forge so ridiculously bad. The cutest of the cute small towns.
There is so much more to tell, but this is getting a little long. To say thanks for reading to the bottom (if you did), here’s some campfire with Magicsticks in. :)