Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beautiful Day to be Out

If you were not hiking today in the southern Adirondacks all I have to say is What's Wrong With YOU!!!!!!!! Today I went up to the PKR to remove a downed tree and to put a stone water bar in place to help with water drainage.

Hiking through the trails up to my work zone I walked between a pair of wood peckers pecking away. I also flushed a ruffed grouse on another part of the blue trail, with the warm weather and with the leaves still in bud it is easy to see all the birds fliting around. Great time to go bird watching.

I stopped both when on the way up and on the way down, at the gazebo and looked at the beautiful view. There was not a boat on the lake and the lake itself was a deep clear blue.

So all in all it was a good day to be on Pilot Knob Ridge.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Adirondack Almanack is four years old this week.

The Adirondack Almanack is celebrating it's fourth anniversary this week.

This website has a wealth of information both current and historical regarding the Adirondack region. If you have never been to this site stop by this week and check it out.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Gull Bay

Today on another gorgeous rainy weekend day I took a spin at theLake George Land Conservancy's Gull Bay Preserve. I am happy to report that the trails are in excellent shape and that the Great Blue Heron are in their nests at the rookery at the end of the Orange and Yellow trails. Here are a couple of images from this beautiful preserve.

This is a very under used trail system with only a hand full of visitors since last August. Too bad to as this is a gem. An easy 2.25 mi. round trip. Wildlife in numbers.

Today I saw a doe, heron, wood ducks and ruffed grouse.

View from the lookout

Great Blue Heron in their summer home.