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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN forKarri and Tim at The Cabin.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Karri and Tim at The Cabin. They come up from Ephrate PA for hammock R&R and a panorama view the world from our Adirondack mountains. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "I wanted to lay down in that canopy of young growth and just listen to the forest for hours. To be in that thicket is to be embraced by the forest. "   (On the next page.)   About more folks that stayed at The Cabin (What they had to say plus photos.   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    The Cabin
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    Front yard, mountain view
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    Karri finds the . . .
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    . . . hammock!
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    Kitchen
    Guest Book Entry:
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 09/09/10 to The Cabin
    From: Karri S****
    Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 09:10:31 -0400
    To: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Dear Martin,
    Thank you so much for having us! Our weekend as Four Peaks was so relaxing, peaceful, and rejuvenating that we can't wait to come back. We'll definitely be returning guests. We loved The Cabin - sitting on the porch in the morning and the evening with our coffee was simply blissful. We come from "the country" in Lancaster County, PA - but here in our version of "the country" you are hard pressed to find a space where you do not hear the sounds of civilization. It was really nice to hear civilization silenced by omnipresent nature - in our daily lives it's the other way around, nature silenced by omnipresent civilization.

    I particularly enjoyed hearing the coyotes and the whippoorwills. I had been hoping to see a bear while we hiked, but had to settle for evidence of recent bear activity - claw scratches on a rock near a tree that had been recently "skinned" by a foraging bear. Maybe the next time we'll come up during blueberry season and see if we can spot one on Blueberry Hill. We did manage to hit most of the trails, and I can't decide which one was my favorite! Lorri Woods was a great place to be - so raw, such unfettered nature, it was a very sweet and tender experience. And the I loved that it ended by coming up against The Great Rock - it was a wonderful juxtaposition to come out of such a soulful philosophical space only to come up against the intellectually philosophical experience of something so powerful and scientifically intriguing. That rock at the end of Lorri Woods was definitely incongruence at its finest. But if I had to pick, I think that thicketed spot on the way up to rattlesnake knob would be my favorite - I wanted to lay down in that canopy of young growth and just listen to the forest for hours. To be in that thicket is to be embraced by the forest.

    The views from your summits were simply astounding. We are mountain folk at heart and spend a lot of time in different mountains, but I have never seen anything like your views. We could spent hours on any of them enjoying that majestic sense of smallness. At one spot on the Lookout Trail we enjoyed a surprisingly comfortable "recliner" in stone that looked out across Whiteface. (Although Whiteface is not my favorite view - the ski slopes are a desecration.) And at one spot on the Lookout Trail (the large open rock face to the West of the actual Lookout stop), I spent some time practicing the art of rock balancing and actually achieved the best one I've done yet. (I am not very good at finding balancing points, which is not surprising given that my own sense of balance is challenged!) All of this is in complete and utter silence, and not once did we encounter anyone else on your trails. Your property is wild nature at its finest and not something you can experience on public lands!

    Fall colors were just beginning to peak out while we were there - those first few precocious trees and limbs that just can't seem to wait to put on their fall finest before any other trees are ready to leave summer behind are always my favorite. When we arrived, everything still looked mostly green, but by the end of our stay everything had taken on that glorious, subtle, golden glow that hits just before the explosion of colorful brilliance. I am very much a tree-lover and I was enchanted by all the birches, my favorite tree. I especially loved the fallen and decaying birches - have you ever contemplated how exactly opposite birches decompose from animals? We animals decompose from the outside in and leave behind our touch inner skeleton, while birches decompose from the inside out and leave behind their tough outer skeleton. I think about this every time I see a ring of birch bark left behind in the decomposition process....and I still haven't decided which is more sorrowfully beautiful - the skeleton we animals leave behind or the skeleton that birches leave behind.

    I got some great shots (including some panoramic shots of the views) and you can see them here. http://picasaweb.google.com/WeirdosAndWhackadoos/Adirondacks# If you'd like to use any of the photos, feel free to - to download a particular photo, click on it and then when you have a single photo view, click on the "download" in gray at the top. If you can't figure it out - just let me know and I can email you pics or send them to you on CD. Unfortunately, I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I normally do because I forgotten to charge the camera battery before we came. I cannot wait to come back (with a fully charged battery this time!) to get more great pictures.

    We did do some driving while we were up - we needed to touch base with the kids every day so we'd head towards Wilmington to get ATT coverage. I particularly loved driving along the Ausable River. Such a beautiful river, and persistent - the way it snakes its way through those mountains is inspiring. Although a few days we didn't have to because we had ATT service on your summits and called them from there. We never did go to Lake Champlain or the Ausable Chasm. Touristy experiences have their time and place, and this weekend wasn't the weekend for that. We had our first time together alone since our honeymoon, we weren't about to waste it by spending time in civilization!

    In sum, to be on your property is to feel COMPLETELY cutoff from civilization - a very rare and remarkable experience. Thank you so much for sharing such a blessing with us - we will definitely be back for more!

    Tim & Karri
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    Kitchen
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    Well House
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    Karri and Tim
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    Karri at . . .
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    . . . the Giant Maple
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    Tim exploring the woods
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    The old jitney on Stonehouse Road
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    Karri on Lookout trail . . .
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    . . . rock cairn
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    Ebenezer and
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    Rattlesnake
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    from The Lookout.
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    Rest spot
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    at The Lookout
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    Forest path through
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    Lori woods
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    Bear been here!
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    Nice looking toad
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    Things natural . . .
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    the . . .
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    woods.
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    Karri at Great Rock.
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    Tim at . . .
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    . . . Rattlesnake.
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    Whiteface view.
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    Bassett Mtn at Camp Gate.
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    Ancient cedar . . .
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    on fence line . . .
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    on Stonehouse Road.

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