I got in one good hike while in the Adirondacks for the holidays. We went out into the middle of nowhere to hike to Auger Falls. It’s a short loop trail, probably no more than 1.5 miles total. We did it in snow. It was snowing out, there was snow on the ground, and under that snow was a lot of ice. Sadly for me, we did not have snow shoes that fit, so I got to schlepp along in my boots while constantly watching my step. In the end, I was happier in the boots since there were a bunch of felled trees that we had to step over and that is not easy in snow shoes. It was a very dark and cloudy day, but I was not giving up on doing a hike and getting some shots. I might want to go back here again in either spring or fall for some shots with colors, but waterfalls are always fun for me. Even if one of your fellow hikers is worried you are going to get too close and fall in (for the record I wasn’t even CLOSE to the edge due to the ice).
Next week: We take a look at the 2014 Ice Festival in Central Park. Ice carvings and chainsaws!