Friday, October 30, 2009

A Trip Up North - Cascade Mountain

Breakfast on Thursday was at a place called Big Mountain. It was amazing. We had crepes and a breakfast panini that were all absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere and just wonderful food- a definate reccomend for anyone who gets a chance. They even had some gluten free choices! The Big Mountain boasts 46 different sandwiches on their menu, in reference to the "46ers" who hike all of the 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks. Speaking of which......

We decided early on Thursday we wanted to try to find a local, relatively easy hike. We finally found some information at the visitor's center and with a bit of guidance, decided to hike Cascade. From what we read there, it was the best of the high peaks to start with.
It was a pretty misty day again, and we hadn't packed Charlie anything very waterproof, so he got a new raincoat out of the deal.
The hike was a bit challenging, especially with Charlie on our backs, but seemed doable, until we were about 10 minutes from the summit. At that point there are a series of what climbers would refer to as "rock scrambles" and though I would have been comfortable with the baby on Martin's back going up, the way back down just seemed too daunting. It was so foggy we wouldn't have been able to see anything anyway, but it was a bit frustrating to get that far and have to turn around.
It was still so nice to be out in the woods and get some hiking in!

Charlie enjoyed the entire hike- he never even fussed!

Where we turned around...

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