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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN forMonique's getaway to the Adirondacks with S****.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    M's getaway to the Adirondacks with S****.
    From her big apple home to a quiet place away from it all, New Camp is M's base camp for a weeklong foray to Jay Mountain, the High Peaks and all of Fourpeaks trails and beauty spots. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "the week at New Camp was wonderfully restorative! (S**** had a ball, too.) Neither of us thinks much of being back to apartment living again..."    "I appreciate your telling me about the pepper grinder and the mattress cover "   (An Email Exchange.)   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    View from New Camp porch (looking south-ish, Rattlesnake Knob on right, Ebenezer Mtn on left).
    Looking north-ish to New Camp, so beautifully nestled into the landscape.
    S**** on
    Rattlesnake Knob.
    From Ebenezer
    (first cairn).
    Ebenezer and Rattlesnake Knob from Lookout trail.
    Guest Book Entry:
    Subject: some photos
    From: M***** m*****@*****
    Date: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:34:52 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Hi Martin,
    Thank you so much again for having me at Four Peaks - the week at New Camp was wonderfully restorative! (S**** had a ball, too.) Neither of us thinks much of being back to apartment living again...

    Here are some thumbnails of photos from Four Peaks - if you want larger images just let me know. I sent the photo of S**** on Rattlesnake Knob to some friends (titled as just "August in the Adirondaks" and it turns out a friend of mine wrote back, asking if that was from Rattlesnake Knob! Apparently she (Tomie H*****) had stayed at Four Peaks herself - she's a d*****, now on the faculty of *****, her partner/husband is Curtis B*****, the c***** player, also at *****.

    Thanks again so much. I forgot to let you know when leaving that the pepper grinder in New Camp was out of pepper, and also that the mattress cover had a blood stain on it. (Looked to have been laundered already, not much to be done about bloodstains, I know, but just in case you didn't know I wanted to mention it.)

    (An Email Exchange.)"I appreciate your telling me about the pepper grinder and the mattress cover "

    Subject: Re: some photos
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 00:03:44 -0400
    To: M***** m*****@*****
    Thanks for your email and the photos.
    I appreciate your telling me about the pepper grinder (forgot to check them this season) and the mattress cover (checked with fresh bedcover early on) but needs changing now. Thanks.

    I love the photos and would like to have you send me more, so I can make a webpage of your visit. Some of you please, the camp maybe and a few of your many hikes. Solo visitors need encouragement and your page (if I can make it) will help. See
    Best wishes, Martin
    PS Size of photos is not very important. The quantity and subject are.

    While I was happy to get M's complaint about the pepper mill and the mattress cover, it would have been so much more productive if she had said something about it the week she was here. I have an ample supply of black peppercorns and quite a few spare pillow and mattress covers. It would have taken just a few minutes to correct both problems. And both of us would have been happier. I never expressed this to M because there are obviously personality issues which might surface and be unpleasant. Failed assertiveness is a common cause of grief in human relations.
    I got another email from M after I sent her the link to the finished webpage. I include this only so you won't think I'm balmy for the "M" and the "S****" business.
    Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. READ ON! More about Fourpeaks complaints.
    Subject: Re: some photos
    From: M***** m*****@*****
    Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:49:23 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Hi Martin,
    Sorry for my delay in response, I've been utterly swamped.
    While I'm glad the photos could be of use, and appreciate that you truncated my email address/last name, without having Tomie and Curtis' permission to use their names perhaps you could revise the last sentence of the second paragraph? From
    [CENSORED] to "Apparently she and her husband stayed at Four Peaks themselves early this summer."
    Best, Monique

    One more email to illustrate the complaints problem.
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 08/31/09 to New Camp
    From: Mary D****
    Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:57:02 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Dear Martin,
    Thanks again for such a wonderful week at New Camp. I am very grateful that you upgraded my reservation - I appreciated the wood stove which kept me warm and toasty in the cool evenings.
    Reflecting upon my stay at New Camp, I did think of one suggestion to improve the quality of the visit. The kitchen knives were pretty dull - some of the knives could not slice a tomato. Having a knife sharpener available would have been helpful.

    I look forward to the possibility of returning to Four Peaks and assisting you with trail maintenance. I'll be in touch when my schedule permits a visit.
    All my best, Mary

    Height of Summer, tomatoes in every market, luscious and plentiful! I shudder to think of the frustration she experienced (and the butchered tomatoes). And no reason for it!
    I tell this because the following week there was a similar, but in this case, productive complaint with a happy ending. So satisfying.
    Old guests at Sugar told me when I greeted them that the knives were miserably dull. I was back lichety-split with a carton full of my camp knives collection. I picked out a new Chicago Cutlery (not a bad brand) 6-inch boning knife, a serrated bread knife and a few more for good measure. Discovered and left a honing steel as well. I'll take more notice of camp knives in future.

    Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests.CLICK HERE for more Fourpeaks Email Exchanges. Verbatim email exchanges with guests and prospective guests. Many of them informative. All of them good clean fun, even those about very serious subjects. Great if you like to read other people's mail.

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