Friday, October 9, 2009

Come along for a hike

Yesterday was a LOVELY day for a hike up Sleeping Beauty Mountain! It was cool and sunny, and the foilage was beautiful. The trails were rocky and there were a lot of switch-backs at certain points, but the view at the top was gorgeous. We ate lunch and chatted with other folks on the summit for at least two hours before we headed back down! Here are a few photographs to share...

The trail started off rocky and wet, and continued to be all the way up, with the exception of certain areas that were more or less like walking up a streambed.

Through the trees, you can just make out the peak of Sleeping Beauty.

Here, you can see the switchbacks that the leaf-covered trail makes as it zig-zags up the mountain.

This is a view from the summit looking southeast towards the mountains of Vermont and Massachusetts

And this view overlooks the northern end of Lake George... to the very left across the lake is Bolton Landing... to the right are the beginnings of the High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountain Range.

Looking again towards Vermont and New Hampshire... I believe the pointy peak towards the left is either Killington or Pico in Vermont.

Looking south towards home!

My Happy Feet!


  1. lovely, simply gorgeous laura! thank you so much for sharing with us!! i would love to walk with you up this mountain:) big herbal and honey hugs to you always:)

  2. Now that looks wonderful. It's interesting that your top three woodsy photos remind me of my sister's acreage here in southern Alberta.

    I found your link over at Cozy Kitchen. Glad I took the time to pop over...


  3. Leslie, You're welcome to any time if you're ever out this way! Have you gotten your Sweet Annie yet? We were so hoping you weren't allergic :0

  4. Hello Brenda, nice to meet you! Thank you for taking time to stop in. I have always wanted to visit Alberta... sigh

  5. Wow what a wonderful walk you went on and the scenic shots are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely day with all of us.

  6. Crista, How sweet of you! However, my meager photographs will never compare to your beautiful shots... I happened upon your blog from a link from twin-lens. Your photographs and blog are wondrous!

  7. Beautiful colours, these photos remind me a bit of my home country Wales in the U.K, and a bit like Scotland, where I am living now.

  8. if that is where you live can i come and spend a week or two with you? that is breathtakingly beautiful!

  9. How beautiful is that?!? Gorgeous!
    Um, do you ever worry about bear? I'm just sayin'.

  10. Thank you for the visit, shabby girl! We do have the occasional bear in our parts... a neighbor about 3 miles up the road from me (or about 6 miles down from this hike) told me she'd seen bear tracks and a moose, but they are more troublesome the farther north you head into the Adirondack State Park.

  11. aww thanks laura for the offer! who knows?! lol the same applies if you are ever in this neck of the woods:) no, haven't got sweet annie yet, and am doubting i a allergic:) can't wait! big herbal and honey jugs to you sweet laura:)