This weekend for fall break, I am traveling to the Adirondacks for some much needed time in the great outdoors. Living on a college campus in the middle of a city, I feel like I lose touch with nature all too often. Fall break is the perfect time to escape all the stress associated with college and just enjoy myself.
Camping is one of my favorite activities to do. It’s perfect for the weekend–when you don’t have enough time to go on a long vacation but need a little get away. This time, we are going to one of the few New York State campgrounds that hasn’t closed for the season–Fish Creek Pond. I’ve never been there before, so I’m excited to see what it has to offer. I’m a little nervous about how cold it’s going to get at night, since we are only sleeping in a tent, but hey, that’s a part of sleeping in the great outdoors.
Fish Creek Pond is right next to the High Peaks, which means we will be doing a lot of hiking. Normally we would bring bikes too, but sadly my bike recently got stolen. One of the things on my bucket list is to hike the 46 Adirondack peaks. And I haven’t hiked any of them yet. Growing up in New England, I hiked a lot in New Hampshire but never the Adirondacks. This weekend we plan on tackling Mt. Marcy, the tallest of the peaks. It is an estimated 8 hour hike, so it should take us the majority of the day. Hopefully it’s not too strenuous. It should be a weekend full of s’mores, campfires, hiking, and lots of great pictures!
Written by Alyssa Lemire, Clas of 2017