Day 5: Last Day in Camp

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weather: Cloudy. High of 70 degrees Fahrenheit

Distance: N/A

Surviving one’s first proper camping trip requires pancakes for breakfast and that’s just what we whipped up before getting on the road back to Ithaca.

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Postscript: Favorite Memories

One of the aspects I enjoy of formal trips I’ve guided is the feedback either directly at the end of the adventure or the survey responses that come back. It gives me a chance to hear what worked well and what didn’t and gives me perspective – sometimes wildly varying – on what people took away with them from their experience.

Our informal adventures through the Adirondacks were no different. At dinner on Thursday night, I learned what the girls’ favorite memories from our long weekend were. + Read More

Favorite Childhood Nature Spots

At the back of Shelter Valley Mobile Home Park in Newfield, New York sits single-wide trailer number 541 on the South Way. Growing up I knew it as 55 Shelter Valley Road.  I haven’t been back there in years, but as a child it had to have been the best lot in the park.

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