A couple of weeks ago a few friends and I snowshoed to the Great Adirondack Camp Santanoni in Newcomb. For a few weekends every winter, they open the camp up for visitors and serve hot chocolate in one of the huts by the lake. The special thing about this Camp is that it’s only accessible in the winter by snowshoe or cross country ski! It is a five mile journey to the camp from the parking area, making it a long hike, but totally worth it! The views on the walk in were amazing!
You can see Santanoni from the trail. When we got there we checked out the inside. It was huge! So many rooms.
The walls were covered in birch bark.
The arrows were pointing in the direction of the hot beverages. This one had a can of coffee on it! We sat and enjoyed our beverages for a little bit before hitting the trail back out.
It was a very warm day, the snow was slowly melting all around us.
10.5 mi RT
4.5 hours including stops
The next Winter Weekend at Camp Santanoni is scheduled to be March 18-19!
Yesterday’s high was 30 degrees and the sun was out, it was downright balmy. Of course I had to spend the majority of the beautiful day outdoors. 🙂 Jordan and I were originally going to hike in the Adirondacks, but after getting a late start we decided to keep things a little more local and check out the trails at the Saratoga National Historical Park. Jordan rides his road bike here in the summer, but I had never been, so I was excited!
We decided on a 4.2 mile loop called the Wilkinsin Trail.
What an amazing day for snowshoeing. When we finished the loop (it took about 2 hours) we hiked a few more miles around the park –it was still too nice out to go home!
I’m anxious to check out this park during the warmer months. It seems like it would be pretty great for trail running.
Yesterday Christine and I went for a short snowshoe adventure at Five Rivers. We only had about 45 minutes of daylight to work with, but we did have a special bonus–the full moon!
We even saw some deer munching on something under the snow. I didn’t get any pictures of them because they wouldn’t have come out, but it was pretty neat.
We probably wandered around about a mile on the trails. It was fun!
What is a girl to do when she is snowed in?
Brew some Snow in the Tropics tea, of course!
Then, look outside. Definitely not the tropics. 🙁
Decide to go snowshowing. But first, find snowshoes for $3 at a garage sale!
Snowshoeing in the woods is so peaceful! I might go back out there later…
After snowshoeing, make a cheddar and superfruit jam sandwich.
Enjoy while watching Sunrise Earth on TV. And pretend I’m at the beach.
Did you get tons of snow today? If so–what do you do during your “Snow Day”?