>> Sunday, January 24, 2010
The below photo was taken while facing South at The Lake Placid Golf Course. You'll notice on the far Left is part of a golf green; and on the far Right is the Olympic Ski Jump. I tried to upload this using a 5000 px width photo, but Blogger would only upload a 1600 px max width. (Mmm.. after almost 4 years of writing here, I'm just now realizing this.) My original photo is an amazing 15,495 X 1,413 px, which will make a very decent Panoramic photo.
Below is the Key so one can tell what's Mountain is what. I'd like to thank two people who have done a wonderful job helping me identifying them... RandomScooter and Colden46 are both 46'rs. Thanks!
- The southern ridge of Kilburn Mountain - 3882' (Not a High Peak*
- The North Notch Col - 3051' (Not a Mtn, but a Pass between Mtns.)
- The North Peak of Slide Mountain
- Slide Mountain - 3576' (Not a High Peak*)
- The South Notch Col
- Sentinel - 3858' (Not a High Peak*)
- Southern terminus of the Sentinel Range
- Pitchoff Mountain - 3600' (Not a High Peak*)
- Cascade Mountain - 4098' (One of two High Peaks* I climbed. so far.)
- Scott's Cobble
- Big Slide Mountain - 4240'
- Yard Mountain - 4009' (Not considered a High Peak*)
- Gothics Mountain - 4736'
- Mount VanHoevenberg - 2940' (Not a High Peak*)
- Saddleback Mountain - 4515'
- The East Shoulder of Basin Mountain
- Basin Mountain - 4827'
- Phelps Mountain - 4161'
- Tabletop Mountain - 4427'
- Mount Haystack - 4960'
- Mount Marcy - 5344' (Tallest in NYS.)
View Adirondack High Peak Mountains From Lake Placid's Golf Course in a larger map
Below is a quick 30 sec. video panning this view:
Can you see why I love it up there so much?
© 2010 Greeneyezz
>> Tuesday, January 19, 2010
What the hell is it about an ipod that makes me forget where I am at that particular time? I mean, I can literally forget about my surroundings as I become so engrossed in it that I go on auto-pilot. I suppose it's a good thing on one hand, but on the other.... ugh!
So I'm on the cross-trainer and listening to Robert Cray. He's always good to get me up and going. Besides I've so so many songs on there, I forgot I had that song, as it took a while for that to come around. It was almost like the Lost Song in ipod heaven, sort of like a 4th dimension.
Anyway, after Robert Cray, comes on a podcast. My favorite... NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me". LOVE that show! Anyone who's not familiar with it, they make fun of current events, and it's quite humorous.
So, I start listening to it... and what do you think happens? I start to giggle. At first, just a little bit. But that doesn't last long. A particularly hysterical piece comes on and before you know it, what am I doing? I'm laughing out loud. Quite loudly too... HA! And then all of a sudden, I realize where I am. And out of the corner of my eye, I catch the guy next to me smiling and laughing too, as he had been watching me and knew exactly when...
I became aware of myself!
Damn! I hate when that happens!
So he asks me what I'm listening to that had me laughing so hard, people all around me were looking....
It's the 2nd AND 3rd story of this "Bluff the Listener".... but what got me was the response of the person who was to guess the 'real' story.
© 2010 Greeneyezz
>> Sunday, January 03, 2010
We've been pounded on with snow, so I bundled up and drove out to Green Lakes Park to walk around the lake. Almost half way around, I come across another walker who had who pointed out this doe above. Couldn't tell if she was hurt, couldn't make it up the embankment, or if she was afraid to move because we were there. We both walked down a ways out of sight and stayed put for a bit, hoping she'd get up and leave. When that wasn't successful, another couple came 'round the bend while I tried unsuccessfully to call the Park Police (Good thing my life wasn't in danger.) <---- Grrrrr! While trying to connect with the DEC, the gentleman was able to use a long branch to spook the doe out of the water and ran away. Once on ground and running, it didn't appear to be hurt. Glad she was ok. © 2009 Greeneyezz
>> Friday, January 01, 2010
This was taken while walking along Heart Lake, in the Hub of the High Peak Region of the Adirondacks. It was an incredible day for my two sisters and I to take this hike. It was the end of September and about 65 degrees and sunny the whole day.
The key is below:
You'll learn much more info about each Mountain by clicking the links below:
Numbers 1, 2, & 3 help to comprise the
- Wright Peak - 4580'
- Algonquin Mountain - 5114' (2nd highest peak)
- Iroquois Peak - 4840' (just slightly peaking out behind Algonquin's Rt. Shoulder)
- Indian Pass
- Street Mountain - 4166'
- Nye Mountain - 3895' (Still considered a High Peak*)
- The shoulder of Mount Jo - 2876' (Not a High Peak*)
- I will be cross posting the photos on my photoblog.
Lake Placid is just North from here:
View Heart Lake High Peaks Adirondacks NY in a larger map
I would like to thank Colden46 for his knowledge in identifying those peaks for me. It is appreciated. :)
© 2009 Greeneyezz