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Blue Ledges Hike ~ Jul 12, 2018

Journal entry by Joanne Armstrong for Leader Bonnie Whitman



Sunny, blue skies, light breezes, low humidity and 77 degrees in the Adirondacks …. It shouldn’t be hard to find a few people interested in hiking to a beautiful spot on a river with high cliffs, water warm enough to swim in, and plenty of river rocks to eat lunch on, chat, sleep and watch the rafters floating by.  It wasn’t hard to find 28 “hardy” souls to make the 5 mile roundtrip trek to Blue Ledges which Canes haven’t done in a number of years (summer 2015 and winter 2013?).

The gentle up/down, easily navigated trail is well traveled with many exposed roots, (we passed individuals as well as young camping groups with guides) and was easily navigated by our intrepid group.   We lingered at the river and departed for the return about 2:15.  Great summer day!

7/13/18 - Bonnie Whitman added 1 photo. 7/13/18 - Lenore Reber added 1 photo. 7/13/18 - Bonnie Whitman added 4 photos.

7/17/18 - Wanderer . added 14 photos.

19 photos



Don, Linda, Sam, Scott, Denis, Ed, Gail, Shelly, Linda Frees, Jack, Judy, Lori, Lenore, Bonnie, Jack (Reber’s grandson), Licia, Peggy, Glenn, Sandy M, Mery, Jonathan, Mary, Jim (newcomer), Steve, Joanne, Jim D, Candy, Peter - added by Bonnie



What a beautiful place for lunch and a swim. - added by Bonnie



Jack is enjoying the water. - added by Bonnie



And of course Lenore. - added by Bonnie



Looks like Scott took a dive also. - added by Bonnie



Sam at the trailhead - added by Wanderer



Huntley Pond from near the trailhead – Glenn and his friend Jim paddled it after the hike! - added by Wanderer



Our welcoming party at the river - added by Wanderer



View of Blue Ledge from our lunch spot - added by Wanderer



View of the rapids just upstream from our lunch spot - added by Wanderer



Another swimming hole – this is the view seen by paddlers just before making the sweeping turn to where they typically take a break for lunch - added by Wanderer



Candy and Linda in the water with Mery & Steve looking on …. - added by Wanderer



… preparing to be invaded by the next flotilla of rafters! - added by Wanderer



Not a bad location for lunch - added by Wanderer



Ok – let’s go! - added by Wanderer



I think a new sign is needed - added by Wanderer



The sweep group – Jim, Linda, Candy and Denis - added by Wanderer



The “Gate” – Denis thought I meant the Pearly Gates and he was going to be allowed entry. My name might be Peter but I am no saint! - added by Wanderer



Not sure what type of flower it is but I only noticed the spider after seeing the pic – let me know the name of the flower if you know it – and the spider too. - added by Wanderer



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