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New NP section ~ Jul 9, 2015

Journal entry by Karen Burke



I was thrilled to see so many Canes come out to enjoy this day with Gail and me. 19 of us! This trail is a work in progress, not officially marked but fairly easy to follow. We did an 8 mile round trip and finished our hike at the new bridge, which flows over a creek, previously thought to be West Stony Creek, but we have new evidence proving that this is not West Stony. In any case it is a beautiful spot to eat lunch, with cascading waterfalls.

Before the end, however, there were many sights to be seen. There was beautiful lily pad-filled Mud Lake - the one end of this lake looking like something out of a prehistoric era - I always expect a pterodactyl to fly over head. We also passed the Spaceship Rock and of course, the promised Frankenstein Rock. I forgot to point out Dog Rock, but I am including a picture of it from another trip.

My thanks to all - I hope I got all the names, forgive my spelling - Ed, Gail L., Kendra, Kathy G., Joanne, Fran, Margie, Lynn, Jo-el, Kathy C., Katie, Joy, Jean, Linda, Peter, Diane and Kurt.

7/15/15 - Wanderer . added 21 photos.

7/15/15 - Margie Litwin added 3 photos.

7/18/15 - Diane Wisell added 9 photos.

35 photos



the Bridge



Dogface Rock



Trailhead group pic - added by Wanderer



Break time - added by Wanderer



It doesn't matter that we were hiking in a remote location - here is a rock wall showing that we certainly weren't the first - added by Wanderer



Snack time at Mud Lake 1 - added by Wanderer



Snack time at Mud Lake 2 - added by Wanderer



Mud Lake shoreline - added by Wanderer



Lots of Lily Pads on Mud Lake - added by Wanderer



Spaceship Rock - added by Wanderer



Just a tiny obstacle - added by Wanderer



Trailside stream - added by Wanderer



Frankenstein Rock - added by Wanderer



Frankenstein Rock and its buddy Kurt - added by Wanderer



Lunch at "The Bridge" 1 - added by Wanderer



Gail - modeling her Adirondack lingerie - added by Wanderer



Lunch at "The Bridge" 2 - added by Wanderer



Debate about just where we are - added by Wanderer



Linda with some snacks she found on the trail - added by Wanderer



Fast Hand Eddie showing us some of his card tricks - added by Wanderer



Cascade below the bridge - added by Wanderer



"Priceless Expression" - one of Joanne's many - added by Wanderer



"Sherpa for hire" - for those days when you just don't want to carry your pack - just ask Linda! - added by Wanderer



Wintergreen berry on the shore of Mud Pond. - added by Margie



Bright white blooms of the partridge berry. - added by Margie



Yellow violetshroom!? - added by Margie



Peter wouldn't get in the picture of us all stating he would if he were thinner. Be careful what you wish for.... - added by Diane



Indian Pipes - added by Diane



We all were thinking of you Ray! - added by Diane



Mud Pond - added by Diane



Itty Bitty 'shrooms on a mossy root. - added by Diane



Hemlock Varnish Shelf - added by Diane



More Hemlock Varnish Shelf mushrooms with pole handle for perspective onn their size. - added by Diane



Some kinda mustardy looking fungus on a stump. - added by Diane



Lots of mushrooms and moss on a stump. - added by Diane




Next year - a thru hike!

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