Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dial "M" for Nippletop 5/21/11

So we got a little drunk the night before...



It rained in the morning


which slowed to a drizzle as we reach the gate.

                                
Trilium are part of the first wave of spring flowers.

            
Bright fresh green on the ground and in the trees

         
The clouds begin to blow off...

               
Just in time for lunch
                              
                            
                                                                 

ADK Green

We moved through many different types of forest

                           
and saw many different forms of life

           
There was still snow on the ridge

                             
One more bump to go

                              
we emerge from the tree line

                           
trying not to fall down

                              
Nippletop Summit

                        
We descend a steep trail to Elk Pass.

                          
following wooden plankways over swampy ground

               
               

and so it glows

need some spring in my step. Miles to go...

                           
Gill Brook is an endless string of beautiful cascades

                                                            
After many hours and miles, we return to the lake road

          
With Giant there to greet us upon our return
           
              

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