We set camp at Higley Flow State Park, NY. Many campgrounds were designed and built in the 1940’s and 50’s when campers were smaller, and more maneuverable. We sometimes reject a campsite because it would be too difficult to back into. Even with prayer you cannot get a 30-foot camper into a 20-foot site. All the campgrounds in the Adirondack Mountains support shorter campers, and only a few have electricity. We were camped an hours drive from Lake Placid, which is in the Adirondack Mountains. Higley Flow campground is a good example of how tight some turns may be within a designated camping area.
Higley Flow State Park, NY
Lake Placid, NY
Our visit to Lake Placid could have been planned a little better. We could have gone up the ski jumps, but did not. We could have gone swimming in Lake Mirror, but forgot our suits. Lake Placid is a very quaint town, and we are glad we experienced what we did.
Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in the U.S. state of New York, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view of the Adirondacks and clear-day glimpses of Vermont and even Canada, where the skyscrapers of Montreal, 80 miles (130 km) away, can be seen on a very clear day.
The last time a fire burned in this fireplace The Beatles had just released their last album. The science gear on this summit is so precise it can tell you how bad the pollution was in China a few weeks ago. You can imagine what a log burning directly under the equipment would do to the measurements. When the science came in the fires went out. OK, so there was no real reason to bring The Beatles into this post, expect for the reason that I can do it if I want too. So there then.