Lake Placid From McKenzie Mountain

Lake Placid From McKenzie Mountain
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The Frozen Mirror

At last, Spring temperatures have arrived in the Adirondacks! Mirror Lake remains frozen, but I doubt for long.
Frozen Mirror Lake
Photographed this evening in Lake Placid, New York.

Winter Panorama

Well the photo I posted yesterday of Mount Colden seemed to be quite popular so I’m sharing another one from that day. I mentioned in the original post that the photos were taken from an unnamed bluff in the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. To get to the top required a short but challenging bushwhack up steep terrain and through dense balsam fir and spruce, but the view and solitude at the top was well worth the effort.

This image is a stitched panorama composed of 5 different photographs taken at sunset. The view includes the Sentinel Range to the left and the High Peaks to the right in the background.
Winter Panorama From an Unnamed Bluff
Photographed January 2nd, 2015 in the Adirondack Mountains, New York.

Whiteface Mountain from Big Cherrypatch Pond

It was a balmy November’s day by North Country standards. T-shirt weather for many a local. You could watch Whiteface lose its snow by the hour. In the evening, most was gone!

A perfect day to do some rambling. Not the easiest stroll to the end of Cherrypatch Pond, but well worth the view.
Whiteface From Big Cherrypatch Pond - Panorama
A panorama of Whiteface Mountain, Cherrypatch Pond, and a nice grove of eastern white pine.

Whiteface from Big Cherrypatch Pond
Whiteface Mountain, elevation 4,865 feet.

Whiteface from Big Cherrypatch Pond - Zoomed In
Note the weather observatory on the summit.

Photos taken today from Big Cherrypatch Pond, Adirondack Mountains, New York.

An October’s Eve on Mount Van Ho

Van Hoevenberg Parnorama-1-3
It was cloudy and rainy on my hike up the mountain but I had some hope the sky might briefly open around sunset. A couple I met on their way down the trail just didn’t understand why I was going up to take photos in the rain, especially in the late evening. “This is when I get off work,” I said, “And I’m hoping for a window of open sky.” I could see the doubt in their faces. Continue reading