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Sleeping Beauty ~ Oct 28, 2011

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber for Tom Gibbs



The destination for our delayed Crooked Canes event was Lake Georgeís Sleeping Beauty Mountain, but an overnight snowfall turned it into Snow White. Led by a prince, seven non-dwarfs and a princess hi-hoed up a storybook trail from Dacy Clearing to the overlook under crisp, blue skies. Some of us wore microspikes for safe footing on the trail. This proved to be a nuisance because they balled up with snow and leaves. We cleared the spikes frequently and paraded on through the snow-laden trees.

Once at the top, the lake, autumn leaves, snow, and rocks enchanted us. We basked in the sun for lunch, using the outcrop for a wind break. Eight other hikers enjoyed the overlook with us. One couple built a snowman and scared us with firecrackers.

The trail down to Bumpís Pond had about six inches of snow on it and we stopped often to gaze at the forest, sunlight and blue sky shining through drifting snow. After admiring Bumpís Pond, we looked up at the rock cliffs as we continued our descent to the parking lot. Tomís car went directly back to WCMC, while the Rebersí car stopped at Stewartís for ice cream, of course!

Fran, Diane, Claire, Joanne, Ken, Don, Lenore and Jack were very happy that Tom decided to lead this hike on Friday.

Lenore and Jack for Tom Gibbs

10/31/11 - Ken Gericke added 3 photos.

8 photos



Up the snow-covered trail



Ken turns over an old leaf.



At the top



Where shall we eat?



Diane's Group Photo



Thanks Tom....a great day! - by Ken



Clear and Cool....Lake George and beyond. - by Ken



AHH! Lenore breathing it all in. - by Ken



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