Thursday, February 25, 2016
If it weren't for the relentless ticks, Presque Isle might be a perfect place. It was a chilly afternoon to enjoy blue skies and rollers. The caches weren't bad either.
We decided to take a cool walk on the North Country Trail to continue four-year journey to find the caches in the North Country GeoTrail (NCTGT). We were on a section of trail headed north from Route 321. It's a wonderful section of trail with stream crossings and nice woods.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
We took a quiet day to drive to Parker Dam State Park and walk the trails with the dogs.
Friday, February 19, 2016
It was a great day for a visit to Allegany State Park. Monday was a vacation day so we had the opportunity to visit the park and enjoy the fall colors on the trail.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I had time to spend waiting for a red-eye home so I made a first visit to Medical Lake for a late afternoon walk. The town of Medical Lake developed around the mineral rich Mineral Lake. Like so many small waters high in mineral or salts concentrations in the 1800's, the water developed a reputation for having medicinal properties which led to the development of a small resort town serving the needs of the visitors. The resort only lasted about 25 years, but the town continues to this day with the scenic lake and a main street still dotted with the buildings the lined the dirt road through Medical Lake in the early 1900's. I enjoyed a quiet walk along the peaceful shore and was happy to spot a heron on the way back.
Saturday, February 06, 2016
I found only one of the four caches I searched for along the river, but any opportunity for a walk on short days is a bonus.