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September 2011 Archives
Autumn is my favorite time of year for several reasons. The beautiful weather, some of my favorite holidays and sporting events, apple picking, and most of all, the changes that come across my favorite hangout, the Adirondack wilderness. I love to see the leaves changing this time of year. As the first frost hits and claims whatever is left of your garden, most of the trees in the area begin to transform into various shades of yellow, orange and red. And what a sight it is!
I had a great weekend sitting on the shore of a little pond nestled between Sleeping Beauty and Black Mountain. I hiked into Fishbrook Pond on Saturday evening and stayed until just before noon on Sunday. Had I known that the weather was going to be perfect and the fish were going to be biting, I would have hiked in Friday and made a weekend out of it. Regardless, I had a great time.
Every day I see more images of massive flooding, washed out roads, collapsed bridges and the destruction that Tropical Storm Irene has brought upon the area. I know that the Catskills and Vermont got hit very bad, but it kills me to see all of the towns, roads, and hiking/camping destinations in the Adirondacks - my own backyard - that have been affected by the storm.