Winter is over, both meteorologically and officially for the 46ers, so Kathy and I toted around Keene Valley and Keene (New York) enjoying our last day here.
Owls Head in Keene easily beats the Owl Head in Elizabethtown for vistas, but the latter has a better hike.
The day after our hike of the Santanoni Range, we let our knees rest and spent some time toting around Keene and Keene Valley.
The clouds were absolutely perfect for infrared photography!
You will not find a better rental than Mercy Cabin, inside the hamlet of Keene — centrally located to Lake Placid, Wilmington (Whiteface Mountain & skiing), and all the major trailheads for hiking the high peaks.
I decided that some of the shots from my excellent vacation could use a black & white film emulation. These are digital shots converted to b&w with a (real) TMax 400 film texture.
On two of our rest days, we had nice intermittent cloud cover making for dramatic infrared shots. The last shot is the view of Hurricane Mountain from our rental, and you can see the fire tower in the distance.
Our first time up we were new to hiking (Cascade was our first high peak) we didn’t think to take the side hike to Porter Mountain. This time we did both, two peaks in one day.
The day after completing Algonquin, we stayed around Keene.
Day 2 saw a quick and easy hike up Baxter Mountain.
Hurricane Mountain isn’t one of the 4,000-foot ‘high peaks’, but it is a wonderfully difficult climb with an old fire tower at the top.
Taken over several nights in Keene, outside of Lake Placid, NY.