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Adirondacks, August 2013 – Part 1

My hikes/trips file does note that we went to Zurich Bog, but I have no further notes or photos from that trip. We did, however, go for a long weekend to the Adirondacks, for our first trip there, and I have copious records of that trip. Yay! We were up in the general High Peaks region, both on the southern and northern sides, and all in all, it was a solid visit.

let’s try it manually?

Grimes Glen – August 29, 2020


We walked 1.5 miles in Grimes Glen and briefly went to the West Hills Nature Preserve.

Grimes Glen remains the best little hike. We’d wanted to go the prior weekend, but it would have had to be on Sunday, and we were worried that the parking lot would have been full by the time we’d gone. This is one of the features of this hike – there is a fairly small parking lot at the trailhead (maybe 15-20 cars), and there is no additional parking until a fair bit down the road, so while this is a quite popular little hike, it can’t get too overcrowded. Anyway, we pushed it off until this following weekend and were successful, leaving somewhat early (on a day that dawned rainy), and finding the parking lot with only a few vehicles around.

Walking outside

Shadow Pines – August 15, 2020

Nathan had hurt his ankle a little bit, so I asked Levi if he just wanted to do some geocaching. He agreed, and I decided to just look for a place on the map it seemed like it had a whole bunch of geocaches that we could easily get to and still walk around without needing to expect a “hike”. What I ended up finding was a golf course that is now owned by the town of Penfield, Shadow Pines. It’s entirely undeveloped; that is, it’s just basically been let go from being a golf course and has been minimally maintained, but there are no real new facilities. Penfield apparently has a new master plan to develop the site, but no work has been done yet.

Check it out

Weekend in Niagara, October 20-21, 2012

So, somewhat hilari-fully, the below paragraph is the entirety of what I wrote (or at least that I can found) about a weekend trip I took to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada with my parents a few months after I moved to Rochester:

“My parents came out to visit for a few days a couple of months after we’d moved out to Rochester. They actually picked the last nice weekend of the year, so I suppose I have them to thank for bringing the nice weather! During their trip out, I went with them for a quick weekend over to Niagara Falls, and Niagara-on-the-Lake.” Click for the pics yo
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