I have always considered myself a hiker; hiking the beautiful gorges around the central NY area, but what exactly qualifies you to be a hiker?
It wasn’t until I was taken, to what turned out to be my very first mountain hike. Mount Marble: a very easy start, with sporadic steep inclines, created alongside several open faced tree bottoms, and large rocks smothered by the earth. Nothing I had ever seen before. It was magnificent for about 15 minutes then is started to get real and as in real, I mean it got tough. There seemed to be no top, no end to this long trail. I just wanted to see this view that everyone had been talking about.
Many friends and acquaintances had informed me that there was this label you could earn, known as the six-err (http://saranaclake6er.com/), an ultra-six-err or even a forty six-err (http://adk46er.org/index.html)! Of course I wanted to be one of those, maybe even all of them! When do I
Last summer I did Whiteface Mountain, which is just past Mt. Marble a ways. Boy was that an experience! Round trip the hike took about, give or take six hours.
This summer I was determined to hike more. Venture out in the Adirondacks as much as I possibly could. So far…
v Otis took his very first hike up Silver Lake Mountain:
v Next we did Lyon Mountain:
v Then we explored the Silver Lake Bog:
v We have also spent some time at Chazy Lake, kayaking, boating and
Alongside the vibrant campus life here at SUNY Plattsburgh, there is much to explore in the Upstate New York and Champlain Valley. The beautiful sights and sounds of the Adirondack region truly add to the educational experience. You are never far from a mountain, river, or lake. With an hour in every direction, you can visit more exciting destinations such as the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Canada, the Olympic Village of Lake Placid, and Burlington, Vermont!
Visit the link provided to find more activities and resources: http://www.plattsburgh.edu/admissions/region.php