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Shelving Rock Wanderings ~ May 10, 2011

Journal entry by Wanderer



Hello Fellow Caners,

WOW did Don and Tom pick a super day to offer an extra event this week. Personally speaking I rate today’s hike(s) in the top 5 of my springtime outings! The weather was perfect, the bugs were knocking on the door but didn’t make it in, the trails were in super condition, the views were spectacular and most of all the company was lively and energetic with lots of visiting – what more could you ask for! Sure the planning was short notice but 7 caners showed up for today’s Shelving Rock wanderings. Tom was back at his best – guiding us from vantage point to vantage point along the eastern shoreline of Lake George below Shelving Rock Mountain. Just one more bay to explore he said – the best views are at the next point – I thought for sure we would be seeing Roger’s Rock at the next bend. We didn’t pay too much attention because whatever bay or point that we looked from were super views of the nearly boat-less Lake George and the surrounding mountains. We finally picked a lunch spot with Log Bay Island in front of us (we assume) thinking of how lucky we were to have this location in our backyard so to speak. After lunch we headed for Shelving Rock Falls which didn’t disappoint us regardless of whether viewed from the top or below. From there we continued back to our cars and made the decision to hike to the top of the nearby Shelving Rock Mountain – adding another 3.5 miles to our morning trek. The old carriage road provided us with the perfect path as it switch-backed to the overlooks looking west and south across Lake George. Blue skies and super views greeted us at the overlook just past the top where we spent some time taking a long and well earned break before returning to our cars and back to the WCMC. I am sure that Don, Tom, Ken, Diane, Liz and my wife Linda will remember this trip for a long time.

Peter

5/24/11 - Ken Gericke added 3 photos.

5/24/11 - Ken Gericke added 3 photos.

5/24/11 - Ken Gericke added 1 photo.

13 photos



Along the Shoreline



Shoreline View



Just Another Bay



Lunch Break



Bay With View of Cat Mountain



The "Crew"



Shelving Rock Falls #1



Shelving Rock Falls #2



View From Shelving Rock Mt Overlook



Don, Diane, Liz, Tom, Linda, and Peter at Shelving Rock Falls - by Ken



Tom's back and leading the way - by Ken



The 'Adirondack Wanderer' - by Ken



Don, Diane, Liz, Tom, Linda, and Peter at Shelving Rock Falls - by Ken



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