|Indian Lake overlook|
Another one of those days when our son got up and said, "Let's go....Montezuma or the 'Dacks?"
Well, we just did Montezuma and he loves the Dacks, so off we went leaf peeping and hunting for moose. What with the season of love for even-toed ungulates well under way, there have been a number of moose sightings recently, as near by as Broadalbin and Northville.
We were optimistic...well, not really. The odds of actually seeing a moose are extremely thin, but we saw a lot of other good stuff and had a lot of fun.
We drove to Tupper Lake and checked out the Wild Walk. Way too crowded for our taste so we passed it up and headed back south.
|Great Blue Heron Tupper Lake|
First we went hunting for the Cedar River Flow. I was taken camping there at least forty years ago and have looked for the place several times since without finding it...no cell service up there so no use trying to look it up. I never remembered to look it up at home...
|The road sparkled like magic...or new-fallen fluffy snow|
|A handful of the fine sand from the road. |
You can see the garnet, quartz and other minerals in my hand...do click
This time we drove and drove and drove on a road we had taken once before and given up on. This time after 17 miles of twisting, winding, climbing, falling narrow dirt road we found it.....
So profoundly changed that without the sign I wouldn't have known it.
So we took a short hike and some nice photos and enjoyed the amazing scent of the woods and then....
We headed south again.
Along the way Alan pulled into a little trailhead north of Wells and we hiked a ways up hill and down to Auger Falls.
None of these photos begin to do justice to the wild, whipping, churning water. The ground shook. It was scary, but so worth the hike.
|Rainbow over Auger Falls|
And then we came home tired, but full of images of red and gold and wonder.