Land, Sea, and Summits
Saturday was when the real fun took place. After a brief hike around Turtle Island in the rain, most of us from RIT decided to set out in canoes to hike one of the mountains across the way. Initially, it was extremely foggy and despite hitting two of the summits, we couldn't really see all that much. However, the wind kicked in full blast on the way back and cleared all the moisture out of the air - resulting in a stellar view that you can see in one of the pictures below.
Saturday night was somewhat of a bummer though. Weather reports for Sunday were turning for the worst, with 50 MPH winds expected in the morning. This meant that if we wanted to leave before Monday, we had to leave that night. The cookout and the square dance still happened, but we left just before the square dance since the water was already getting really choppy.
All in all, it was a wonderful trip with good company, and my belief that the Adirondacks (where Lake George is located) continues to be one of the best reasons to be in New York state was only reinforced.
Group shot at the second summit of our hike
(Left to Right)
Front: Jeff (Me) and Baxter
Back: Carter, Joe, Val, Lauren, Andrew, and Zach
Me looking down at Lake George
(Turtle Island is the rightmost in the water)