Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Like I said.

I needed a break today.
Did a little fabric cutting, and headed north, over the South Bay bridge.
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I told my helper we would go to Mt Defiance, in my home town of Ticonderoga. I went on and on about the fantastic view, in fact, I said that it was hands down the best view in the area, with the LEAST amount of effort.
Yeah.
Then we got there, and the gate across the bottom of the road was CLOSED.
And LOCKED.
Yeah.
Well, we coulda got back in the car, but we didn't. We had just driven for an hour, and we were on a mission.
So we walked up.
We crested the first hill.
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OUCH.
It kept going straight up.......it was really steep.
Looking back.....
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Finally, a half hour later, we were almost there.
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Whew. What a walk.

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But the view at the top was worth every bit of pain.
Without further ado....views of Fort Ticonderoga, Lake Champlain, Vermont.
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And finally, the way down.
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Ah, my Hyundai.
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Hope you enjoyed my day off.......I did.




12 comments:

claudia said...

That was WONDERFUL! You made me a little homesick for the lake that my dad has a cabin at.
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. pictures.
Thank you.

Delighted Hands said...

It looks like a good thing you took the trip today; the colors are fading fast....just a beautiful view from that MT top!

Country Girl said...

Oh, I loved this! Good on you (and your helper). The views truly are spectacular.

LA said...

What a beautiful view...well worth the hike!

Karen said...

Wow, what a view. Truly God's Country.

Hilary said...

Beautiful.. thanks for taking me on the easy path for this hike. ;)

suesd said...

ooooh what a wonderful view!! Thanks for the hike, the beauty and your tenacity!

suesd said...

I love the cannons on the Mountain!

Candy Duell said...

My husband and I went there last month. But, the gate was open! That was quite a hike. It most certainly is beautiful. Great hike and beautiful pictures.

DEEP END OF THE LOOM said...

Thank you for sharing I needed that great visual break, love the mountains and colors are really inspiring.

Simply Me said...

It has been sometime since I have commented on your page but I just love reading about all that goes on! I hope you will stop by my blog and become a follower!

Sharon said...

Thanks - so pretty! I'm glad you shared it with us.

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