A couple of weeks ago, we decided to leave the demands of everyday life and spend some time with nature. With a few great friends, a boat, tons of good food and sleeping gear, we headed out for a weekend of camping in the Adirondacks of Lake George, NY. Our days were filled with activities such as cooking, swimming, chopping wood, walking, hiking and basking in the sun. Our nights included bon fires, great conversations, games and more cooking and eating of course. One day in particular we decided to go on an adventure and hike Black Mountain, also located in the Adirondacks of Lake George, NY. This mountain has a difficult trail of 2.8 miles packed with steep hills and unstable rocks. Needless to say we definitely got our workout in for the weekend (hahah). However, the difficulty of this hike does not compare to the breathtaking views you get to experience once you reach the summit. The pictures above do it no justice to the actual experience and exhilaration you feel once you reach the top and realize how lucky you are you get to experience one of the beauties of not just our country, but of our world. When thinking of our days and nights at the camp site, it was not just the friends that made the experience a great one, but the fact that we got the chance to be one with nature, bathe in its waters, bask in its sun, eat food for which we had to make our own fire, hike one of its mountains, relax under the stars, fall asleep to the sounds of the lake waters hitting the rocks and then wake up to a beautiful sunrise and the sounds of the animals surrounding us. The experience overall was a much needed one and a reminder of the beauty our world provides for us and how special Mother Nature is.
By Karintia De Jesus
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