Sunday, November 8, 2015

More Fall Photos and Adventures

Continuing on from my last post of fall rides and drives, I thought I'd post some more fall photos.

About a month ago, my husband, son, and grandson took a hike up one of the mountains in the Adirondacks that has a fire tower on top of it. It was Wakely Mountain in the Moose River Plains.  It is not too difficult of a hike, and the views are beautiful from the summit.

Over the past several decades we have hiked up several mountains. I've been up Wakely Mountain in the past, but now I avoid rocky, uphill terrains.

My husband has hiked several of the Adirondack High Peaks. There is also a club called the 46ers and if you are interested and serious about climbing the High Peaks of the Adirondacks you can register and join their group on their website: ADK46ers.

The Adirondack High Peaks are those mountains in the Adirondacks of New York State that are over 4,000 feet.

On the trail up Wakely Mountain

The Adirondack Forty-Sixers is a club open to all who have climbed, or intend to climb, all the peaks and have registered with the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Wakley Mountain Fire Tower

If you are interested in hiking some of the trails that have fire towers on them here is a link to them. Adirondack Fire Towers. I have climbed three of them with my family that have fire towers on them: Bald Mountain, Snowy Mountain, and Wakely Mountain.

One of the many dirt roads found in New York State (Winona State Forest).

Railroad bed near our house in Mexico, NY

Dirt road in Winona State Forest
Winona State Forest is located in northern Oswego County in the Town of Boylston and in the southern part of Jefferson County in the Town of Lorraine. This is a recreational area that offers hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, dog-sledding, horseback riding and other activities. It also offers over 8 miles of snowmobile trails that connect with other trails in the area.

Oak leaves and acorns

One of the roads in Winona State Forest

Salmon River Reservoir

Salmon River Falls, Orwell, NY 
In the above photo, we visited Salmon River Falls on a beautiful fall day during the Columbus weekend in October. It is a very popular tourist site this time of year because of the fall foliage. You can see several people on top of the falls. The falls is 110 feet high. There is also a trail you can take to the bottom of the falls, but it's quite steep so you need to be an experience hiker and physically fit.  The link below will provide you with more information on the history and rules of the area.

 Official Website of Salmon River Falls Unique Area if you missed my post on another Unique Area in New York State click on this link: Labrador Hollow Unique Area.

“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.” 
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring

May the trails you follow today 
lead you to peace, happiness, and solitude. 

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