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    Enjoy a pet Friendly Vacation with George, the Fourpeaks
mini-golden. "Walk, run, swim and (yes) play with your dog in mountain air at our 700-acre dog friendly wilderness rest and play-ground."
    CLICK HERE for an appreciative letter from Daisy (a pet friendly vacation dog). CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Notes:  "Dear George . . . an appreciative letter from Daisy (dog)."   "It was wonderful . . . to be allowed to run all about your mountains without a leash."   "Max was smiling for the entire time! He loved being off his leash for five days."   "Are you working on those memoirs yet?" (An Email Exchange.)   Doggy care and boarding.   George, Fourpeaks Canine Host 2001-2014.   (On the next page.)  All about George at Fourpeaks.   See All 10 Fourpeaks Pet-friendly Vacation Pages. Fun and informative!.  

    Explore Fourpeaks (The Cabin) A vacation away from it all (with your dog)!
    Your Fourpeaks Adirondack Pet Friendly Cabin is totally secluded. (No folks nearby.) Big two-acre plus doggy play-yard right at your rental. 20 miles of woodsy trails. Pretty brook to splash around in. Scenic river nearby. Out-of-this-world pet friendly.

    "The trails here at Fourpeaks are neat for dogs. There's Stonehouse Road for beginners. The trail to The Lookout for something with a view. Gung-Ho outdoor types like Setters and Labs relish the longer walks. The best place for High Peaks views is Rattlesnake Knob. Just follow the Jeep Road to Fisher Ridge Trail and up to the notch at Rattlesnake. It's easy (well, moderate) and fun!" [CLICK HERE for all about our 20 miles of walking trails and 108 (count 'em) beauty spots.]

    "Then there's the AuSable River just a short walk to the bottom of Stonehouse Road. Ideal for us fourlegged creatures. It's shallow with lots of shoals and islands for running around in. You don't have to be a swimmer to enjoy this fresh water fun. Say Go fetch! and I jump right in. But watch out when I come out and shake dry."   (CLICK HERE for what the NY Times says about dog and human swimming in the scenic AuSable River.

    Toby at Ridge View. CLICK HERE for an appreciative letter from Toby (the dog). "And don't miss the quiet Brook Trail that runs downhill behind Gypsy Camp to where the brook meets the old road by Thoreau House. On a warm day there's nothing better than cooling your puppies in the fresh cascading waters there." (CLICK HERE for trail notes to Brook Trail. And CLICK HERE for a swimming map to Brook Trail and the best swimming spots on the nearby AuSable R.)

    "Aside from trails and swimming and all that I just love to sniff out the exciting wilderness stuff all around and run real fast in the open fields with nobody around and no cars and scary stuff like that. When I'm wore out I just take a nap by the fire. I hope you come and let me show you around."

    CLICK for George, the Lucky Dog, Fourpeaks Canine Host 2001-2014. George, Fourpeaks Canine Host 2001-2014.
    Born Keeseville, NY November 2000.
    Ran free, hunted small game, hosted Fourpeaks guest's dogs, kept watch on Stonehouse Road, Your Adirondack's Guide loving and faithful companion for 13 years.
    Died Camp Barn, December 28, 2014.
    CLICK HERE for Webpage: George, the Lucky Dog, Fourpeaks Canine Host 2001-2014.

    CLICK HERE for Vets location and contact information. CLICK HERE for Vets location and contact information.  Doggy Care and Boarding.   Need help? See Martin at Camp Barn any time day or night. George's doctor team, Suzanne and Craig Russell, D.V.M.'s, have their full service veterinary hospital in Westport (35 miles) and Plattsburgh (30 miles). Their Plattsburgh Animal Hospital is staffed with 3 vets on 24-hour call. Boarding with indoor runs is available at Westport, and Plattsburgh. (CLICK HERE for Fourpeaks Yellow Pages for hours, directions and complete contact information including energency service.

    CLICK HERE for all about a Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation with your dog.George, the playful Mini Golden  invites you to His Pet-Friendly Vacation Resort. (CLICK HERE.)Vacation With Your Dog! Walk, Run and Swim in Mountain Air.  Fourpeaks 7 Backcountry camps on 700 acres with 4 mountains make a perfect Pet-friendly vacation in the great outdoors. 20 miles of hiking/skiing trails in meadows and woods with gorgeous views. Dog swimming at Brook Trail and the nearby AuSable--upstate New York's prime scenic river. Kitchens. Fireplaces. Comfort and style in a wilderness setting. CLICK HERE for an index to all 10 Fourpeaks pet-friendly vacation pages.

    'Meet Our Doggy Guests!' (Selected Pages.) CLICK HERE for ALL Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book Pages--A fun way to learn about Fourpeaks backcountry vacations. Meet Our Doggy Guests! The Fourpeaks Photo Guest Book. is a fun way to learn about our Adirondack backcountry vacations. Who came. Where they're from. Where they stayed. The Season. What they did here. Guest Photos Photos, Letters and Guest Book entries. CLICK HERE for our Photo Guest Book (100+ Pages.) or CLICK HERE to Doggy Guests.Meet Our Doggy Guests! (Selected pet-friendly vacation pages.)


    #1103 "Dear Martin and George . . ."
    CLICK HERE for fullsize picture of Daisy (dog) at Ridge. Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 10/10/03 to Ridge Camp
    Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:24:50 EST
    From: BRO***003@aol.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Dear Martin and George,
    We all enjoyed our weekend at Ridge Camp! (Oct.10-13) What a beautiful
    weekend! Couldn't ask for better weather. It was such a great experience.
    Some day we would like to return. Here are a few pictures that somewhat
    captured the beauty that weekend.
    Signed, Brian, Eileen, Brett, Erin, Daisy (dog) Ross

    #0265 "It was wonderful . . . to be allowed to run all about your mountains without a leash."
    Toby at Ridge View. CLICK HERE for full size image. Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002
    From: Toby B***** mb***@earthlink.net
    To: George
    HI! I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had at New Camp. It
    was so wonderful to be away from Society and to be allowed to run all about your
    mountains without a leash. I enjoyed the biscuits that we baked and the cold
    candlelit nights.
    I cant wait to see you again. Toby B***** (the dog)
    More about this. Keep reading.More about this. (Keep reading.)
    Subject: Toby Bis***
    Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002
    From: Your Adirondack Guide
    To: mb***@earthlink.net
    Toby--
    George hasn't learned to type yet, but he says Hi!
    (Mark-- Thanks for your email. Please come back! Look for email on that subject. Have you any photos to share?)
    Best wishes, Martin
    More about this. Keep reading.More about this. (Keep reading.)
    Subject: We had a great vacation!
    Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002
    From: Mark B**** mvb***@yahoo.com
    To: Martin@4peaks.com
    We had a great time at New Camp. Here's a photo to prove it. You can add it to your "scrapbook"
    Thanks for everything.
    Mark, Jen and Toby
    #1357 "Max was smiling for the entire time! He loved being off his leash for five days."
    Subject: Guestbook Entry
    Date : 10/1/2001
    Name : Pam, Rich and Max (the dog) G******
    Email : KP***@aol.com
    Location : New City, NY
    Comments : We had a terrific time during our stay at Gypsy
    Camp -- the sun porch was an awesome place to relax and watch the stars come
    out. The hiking was fabulous, and the views (we especially loved
    Rattlesnake Knob and Ridge View)were spectacular. Max was smiling for the
    entire time! He loved being off his leash for five days. After some hectic
    months, the peaceful quiet and serene tranquility of Fourpeaks were just
    what the doctor ordered!


    "Are you working on those memoirs yet?" (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Claire P***** wrote on your Wall...
    From: Facebook
    Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:06:52 -0700
    To: Martin Schwalbaum
    Claire wrote on your Wall:
    "Martin--Are you working on those memoirs yet?"
    Claire--
    "Are you working on those memoirs yet?"
    Yes. I figure it's about time.
    I'm collecting it all on my Fourpeaks webpage. You can see what I've done so far.

    Adirondack Poetry at Fourpeaks. I've made a poem or a short prose poem about every memorable event of my life. I think you must have a copy of my "Poems For My Kids," published in '95. If not I'll give you a copy next time you're here.

    A Personal Potpourri. 14 pages, including about me and Irene, me and Becky, the best 2 GF's I ever had, after Louise kicked me out.

    The Fourpeaks Story: 1967 to Today. 40 years of building and fixing my wilderness place. How it all happened.

    A Gentleman's Travel Notes. 10 pages, including the one about my last try to get back with Louise, or at least take her out for dinner, theater, music--whatever.

    How I got George. I still have to write about how he got dognapped by an evil dogcatcher for ransom.

    More pets. Tramp and Floppy, our family pets before the divorce. There's a lot about Albert my fave pet (a mini schnauzer who sang, 14 years, Louise adopted him when Joni kicked him out, how he got dognapped and Louise put an ad in the paper and found him in a flat in Hell's Kitchen) but I have to collect it and write it better. I'm not saying anything about Salt and Pepper, 2 mini schnau bitches we got after Albert. We got rid of Salt, a runaway. Pepper got loose and run over at the Stone House.

    My son Murray, his new wife, Iza, and their chicken, Carmalita. They live in Brooklyn so I don't get to see them a lot. But he helps me with computer stuff and says he'll run the place when I'm dead. She's an artist.

    My daughter Maggie, and our fun vacation together with hippies in SF. She lives in nearby Burlington so I get to see her for hiking and shopping.

    The '98 Ice Storm. How 100-year freeze just snapped the trees above us in the Stone House. Changed the forest foe a long time.

    I'm adding stuff as I get time and inspiration. Murray says I should get a video camera and put it all on YouTube. Iza could help. But I'd rather write about it. Thanks for asking.
    Love,
    Martin

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