Trip to Lake Placid

Last week, wifey and I took a trip up in the mountains to check out Lake Placid, the fall foliage and how the area did after the floods from Irene. We took the drive up the Northway to exit 30, then up Route 73  through Keene Valley to Lake Placid. You could see in spots where 73 was cut by the Ausable, and other brooks and streams by their flood waters. Downtown Keene musta been a river itself with 2 brooks and the Ausable meeting at the 9N and Rt 73 junction in the center of town.

At the junction of 73 and 9N where the Ausable, Jones and Cascade brooks all come togehter. The building to the right was flooded and off it's foundation.

In Lake Placid, heading to the Brown Dog Wine Bar for lunch

A pulled chicken w/blueberry bbq sauce and slaw for me and a smoked turkey panini for Tani, topped by a local Porter on my side and a nice Malbec for wifey.

The view out on Mirror Lake from the restaurant patio where we were enjoying lunch.

The interior of the restaurant. You might also want to check-out The Mirror Lake Inn's, The Cottage on the lake for lunch.

Another noted Lake Placid establishement, worth the visit.

Since the gondola was closed for rides at Whiteface, we decided to continue up the road to Wilmington to do the drive up the Whiteface Mountain Memorial Highway.

One of the views on the way up the mountain from an overlook.

Up the mountain road.

Another overlook view a little higher up.

Hair-pin turn coming up.

The view down towards Lake Placid.

Our destination, the top of the mountain.

You can either hike or ride an elevator the last 200 feet to the top.

Some off-trail foliage turning it's fall hue.

The view back down the trail.

The weather station and overlook at the peak of Whiteface.

At the top!

On the way out, had to stop and take this pic, advertising a place I came with my fam when I was young, more than 55 years ago.

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