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Trip Day #1

A HUGE congratulations to our bunks of the week for being extra clean! B2 and T8.

Yesterday was a beautiful day for the boys first trip day. It was the perfect weather for the many hikes the boys had with the gorgeous natural scenery.

The frosh went to the Adirondack Museum and learned all about the great history of the Adirondacks. They even learned to churn butter.

The lower sophomores climbed blue mountain and enjoyed yummy ice cream. Blue Mountain is one of the taller mountains in the Adirondack Park and one of the most popular in the Hamilton County Region. Affording outstanding views and a modest challenge to summit, it attracts large numbers of people all year long.

The upper sophomores climbed Goodnow mountain. Goodnow Mountain is one not to be missed by anyone who is in the area. Reached in just under two miles of generally easy going, the summit has a restored fire tower and a sweeping view that includes 23 of the High Peaks.

The lower juniors climbed Ampersand mountain. Ampersand is one of the most popular hikes in the region, and it’s also designated as one of the Saranac Lake 6ers. From the trailhead you will descend slightly to a brook crossing before starting an easy hike over a heavy traveled trail to a second brook crossing. Soon the trail will begin a slow ascent and get steeper as it comes to the location of the old fire observer’s cabin on the right – rubble is all that remains.

The upper juniors had the blue mountain canoeing overnight. They canoed to blue mountain and then came back to our boys camp pioneering site for a bbq, stories, and an overnight!

The senior boys are enjoying their senior trip and we can’t wait to tell you all about it when they return!