We’re pretty much past peak foliage color here in the Adirondacks, but I hope you’re all getting out and enjoying the sights. I revisited a favorite this weekend, Buck Mountain in Lake George. I’d never been during the fall, and the blush of reds and oranges did not disappoint.
Plenty of people were atop the mountain, too. My boyfriend and I ran into a couple of young adults with their dog. They had no water with them on this hike, and the dog was struggling. We gave them one of our extra Gatorades and gave the dog some water. We later saw them again at the top with what looked like their parents. It didn’t appear that they had any water with them, either.
It’s baffling to me how some people go on hikes without water. I saw this, too, when hiking Blue Mountain about a month ago.
There’s a new audience of hikers we and every other hiking and Adirondack-related organization are missing, and I hope we can all find a way to reach them and make sure they hike safely.
I’m working on a few different stories for you, so keep your eyes on our website. We’ll have a preview up of the Adirondack Park Agency’s meetings on Thursday and Friday. The board is meeting remotely. If you want to listen in, instructions can be found at apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2020/10/FullAgency/AgencyMonthlyAgendaPublicOct2020-sas3.pdf.
Leaving you with what my grandmother would have called a small world story–the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was known as Kiki, right here in the Adirondacks. Have a great week!
How the Adirondacks helped shape a justice
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s place in history is assured, as not only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, but the first Jewish woman, and a lawyer whose work before and after her appointment to the court raised the level of gender equity in the United States. But Ginsburg has a little extra place in the hearts of the group of people bound by their love for Camp Che-Na-Wah.