Black Mountain Adventure

The weekend before last, my love and I, along with Layla, hiked Black Mountain, the tallest Mountain on Lake George (although still a baby mountain at 2,665ft). It was a beautiful day and there were many hikers on the trail to the summit, with fewer descending via the loop option.

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A lot of the trail was really muddy. I was wearing a pair of white running sneakers and, needless to say, they’re not white anymore. Oops!

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This was the second time I had done this hike. I love it because it’s fairly close to home, not an all-out, go-for-broke hike and the views are spectacular.

IMG_0033Both times, I’ve taken the loop to get back. It’s a lot quieter, as many people take the straight up and back shorter hike. The loop passes by a few ponds and marshy areas.

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View of Black Mountain from the loop.

There were so many pretty flowers. Andrew started calling me “Patty Pictures” because I was stopping every few steps to photograph something or other!

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Anybody know what these are called?

 

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Comments (03)

  1. It looks like a really pretty hike! I often stop to take a lot of pictures, too. 🙂

    Those flowers are trilliums. They’re really blooming lately!

    1. Hi Molly! Thanks so much for letting me know the flowers are trilliums! I saw one by itself and thought it was super pretty. And I thought it was so cool that it was the only one in sight. Then we walked further along the trail and they were everywhere! I took probably six pictures of those particular flowers alone. haha 🙂

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