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Lk George Bike Trail ~ Mar 20, 2012

Journal entry by Ken Gericke



What a fantastic day...the 1st day of Spring. 8 EZriders and 4 Crooked Canes met at the parking area in Queensbury to pedal the bike trail to Lk George, where at 10:30 it was already 60+ degrees. And it just got better.

There was quite a bit of activity on the trail taking advantage of the great weather...walkers, bikers, and at a couple of marshy areas, croaking wood frogs. We made a leisurely ride north with frequent stops and fun conversation...hitting Shepards Park in Lk George for lunch just as the noon whistle sounded. Ice free Lk George looked calm and majestic....and except for a couple of fishermen, no boats. Shepards Park was pretty busy with picnicers, sunbathers, and we even watched a few brave souls take a plunge in the, what surely must have been, freezing water.

Lunch, full of chit chat and laughter, got a bonus as the senior/tourists at the next picnic table gave us a plate of oatmeal/raisin cookies....mmmm!

Off we went, heading south, 1st stopping at the Lk George Battlefield Park to check out the monuments and ruins. After a quick pitstop at Stewarts to replenish our water supplies, our caravan hit the bike trail again and savored the pedal back to Queensbury. Too early and too beautiful a day to quit, 7 bikers headed just up the road to Sprinkles for some ice cream. I had a Mango Smoothie....Oh, so good!

Many thanks to Anita, Jim, Peter and Linda from the CCs for joining me, Dave and Mary, Charlie and Jo, Pat, Claudia, and Don on a great early season outing.

Ken

3/20/12 - Wanderer . added 2 photos.

3/24/12 - Anita . added 3 photos.

11 photos



Lunch at sunny Shepards Park



Linda, Mary, and Pat enjoying lunch on the beach



Dave and Jim...ice free Lk George in the background



Charlie and Jo metz at the Lk George Battlefield Park



On the trail...'Saint' Linda



Here comes Peter...the reason for Linda's 'Sainthood'!



Lunch at Shepard's Park - Front Table Clockwise from Bottom: Anita, Don, Jo, Charly, Pat and Claudia; Back Table L to R: Dave, Mary, Jim, Linda and Ken - by Wanderer



View of part of the group from the top of the remains from the southwest bastion of the Old Fort George stone fortress at the Lake George Battlefield Park. - by Wanderer



Picnic at Lake George - First Day of Spring - by Anita



Picnic at Lake George - soaking up the rays. - by Anita



Picnic at Lake George - Life is Good! - by Anita



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