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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Nate and Naima's getaway to the Adirondacks.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Naima at The Lookout. Nate and Naima's getaway to the Adirondacks. From the wilds of Brooklyn they make a fall getaway to Fourpeaks and stay at The Cabin. They hike Rattlesnake and The Lookout, enjoy camp life and the woods, trees and wildlife, recording it all with live sound. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "4 peaks is still stuck in our heads. . . the most majetic view of untouched wilderness I'd seen in years."   More about their Fourpeaks visit.  (An Email Exchange.)   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    The Cabin, early October.
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    Naima enjoys the view.
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    Naima at the pitcher pump . . .
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    by the kitchen sink.
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    Nate lunch outdoors.
    Guest Book Entry:
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 10/10/06 to The Cabin
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 15:59:32 +0000
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Hi Martin,
    4 peaks is still stuck in our heads. I'd go once a month if I could.
    Staying the full week would be ideal, but 3 nights was enough for a good
    taste. We did a heavy amount of cooking, lots of stews. Read a little,
    sang songs, watched the fire, sat on the porch. We didn't hit all the
    trails but walked to rattlesnake (yes, the most majetic view of untouched
    wilderness I'd seen in years), the lookout (investigating the cliffs along
    the way), zig zag trail, and a few behind the cabin. Next time to Ebenezer.
    We didn't have any problems, although west path towards logging camp
    seems to disappear, so we doubled back to fisher ridge trail. And the water
    pump in the bathroom at the shed didn't produce any water, but no big deal.
    We hauled some buckets from the cabin for a cowboy bath though, good fun.

    I was recording some of the sounds out there with a mini disc recorder and
    stereo microphone. Listeneing back to them can sometimes give a better
    memory than a photograph. Also I'm a musician and can occasionally use such
    natural noises blended with recorded songs, as rythm or atmosphere.
    I got: bacon frying, scraping ashes into pail from last nights fire,
    walking on wet leaves along trail, babbling brook through metal pipe, fire
    crackle, iron water pump, rain on grass from porch, gunshot in the distance,
    and a great recording of a blue jay sitting, squaking a while in a light
    rain, then flying away squaking.

    We also took 2 rolls of film that I haven't gotton developed yet. As soon
    as I do, I'll send some along. Thanks for having us, we'd love to return.
    -Nate and Naima

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    Naima relaxing.
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    Kindling for the fire.
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    The Cabin fenced yard.
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    Naima with kitchen utensil.
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    On the trail . . .
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    . . . with bright foliage.
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    Nate and forest spirit.
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    Naima on the trail . . .
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    . . . to The Lookout.
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    Naima.
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    Nate.
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    Fall colors . . .
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    . . . against the sky.
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    New Camp.
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    Two in a hammock.
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    Fireplace at The Cabin.
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    Naima at checkers.
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    Nate fixes the bath.
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    A good book at bedtime.


    More about their Fourpeaks visit: (An Email Exchange.)

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 10/10/06 to The Cabin
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:32:03 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)
    To: natebr****@hotmail.com
    Nate--
    Thanks for the birch note on the table -and- thanks for your welcome email.
    Sorry. West Path just hasn't been used and is not on the suggested itineries.
    But I will clean it up and flag it for people who just make their own way around.
    Yes. Come back as soon as you can. Have you seen the discount for coming
    back with in the year? http://4peaks.com/fgift.htm
    Yes. Send photos and I'll make you a webpage. Send prints if that's what
    you have and I'll return them. Send lots, not just a few, so I can make
    a good page.
    Sounds. I'd like you to send me a cassette or two of the nature sounds. I
    would like "walking on wet leaves along trail, babbling brook through metal
    pipe, fire crackle, iron water pump, rain on grass from porch" and
    "blue jay sitting, squawking a while in a light rain, then flying away squawking."
    I collect such nature sounds and use them for spacers between my favorite Indian
    rags, for sitting. If the sounds I want are mixed in with other stuff,
    no problem. I'll just take them off when I'm copying. I hope you'll do
    this. I'll return your tapes quickly. Let me know.
    Best wishes, Martin

    Subject: sounds
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:40:26 +0000
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Martin, I've attached a file of some of the recordings. They are all in a
    row with short spaces in between each, in this order: rain on grass, light
    rain and blue jay, quiet day and gunshot, water pump, fire in fireplace,
    walking on wet leaves, brook through pipe. All in all its 5 min 36 sec
    long. I can make you a CD of the same recording and send it if you want,
    but I don't have the ability to record onto cassettes.
    To play the attached file you'll need an mp3 player on whatever computer you
    open this e-mail from. itunes is a good one, or windows media player is
    another. You can download both applications for free. enjoy
    Nate

    Subject: Re: sounds
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 18:23:27 -0400 (EDT)
    From: martin@4peaks.com
    To: natebr****@hotmail.com
    Nate--
    Thanks for your email.
    Sorry, but I can't read mp3 and wouldn't know how to save/use the material. All I have
    and know about is stereo equipment for music on tape, CD, records, etc.
    I would be very appreciative if you would put the sounds "All in all its 5
    min 36 sec" on a CD for me. It sounds wonderful! Can't wait to hear it.
    Martin Schwalbaum
    PO Box 76
    Jay NY 12941
    I will make "sitting" tapes, using the Fourpeaks nature sounds as fill
    between the rags. Classical Indian Rags are about 20 minutes. I use 30 minute tapes.
    Thanks again.
    Best wishes, Martin
    PS Don't forget the photos. I'll make a fun webpage for you. Have you seen those
    linked at http://4peaks.com/fgstbndx.htm ??
    PPS Say Hello to Naima. I hope she's forgiven my rude behavior.
    Subject: Re: sounds
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 22:55:16 +0000
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Martin
    I'll be happy to send you a CD. It will only be 1 track (you won't be able
    to skip to track 2 for the fire, 3 for the leaves, etc, but all the sounds
    will be on it. You can still use it to space the rags though, which sound
    interesting. I'm into all forms of music from all times and countries.
    I've seen the photos from all the others who have them posted. I didn't
    read that entire book on the table fully, but I looked at every inch of the
    website (though obviosly I didn't remember the "pay right when you arrival"
    part of it). Its just that when we got there, I was immersed in it and
    trusting intuition, which was quite wrong about the stove in the shed! Yes,
    my wife is very forgiving, but also very respectful. No hard feelings here.
    I won't forget to send the photos. I should get them back tomorrow.
    Nate

    Subject: Fourpeaks Just Email Inquiry
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 16:04:24 -0700
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    I think it would help people to understand how close new camp is to the
    cabin, and how close they both are to the barn/office. There's a lot going
    on there: generators, cars coming in and out, people taking
    garbage/recycle. The other cabins are more isolated. Sme people might want
    to be close to something else, others not. see ya
    nate

    Subject: how close new camp is to the cabin, and how close they both are to the barn/office.
    Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 19:42:12 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)
    To: natebr***@hotmail.com
    Nate--
    A good point.
    You should stay at Thoreau House or Gypsy Camp another time.
    They're each all alone in a field by themselves.
    Best wishes, Martin

    Subject: RE: how close new camp is to the cabin, and how close they both are to the barn/office.
    Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 00:26:52 +0000
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    Hi, yea, I liked those, I walked over to suger camp too, its in a beautiful
    spot. I'll be in touch
    nate

    Subject: View my photos
    Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:35:25 -0700 (PDT)
    From: ***naima@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    me has shared photos with you.

    Hey folks, here's a batch of pics Naima and I took last week in the anarondack mountains about 6 hours north of NYC by car. We stayed 3 nights and had 2 little cabins on our "property." one for sleeping that had a bathtub and an iron stove for heat. There was an iron pump for water, no electricity, plenty of trails, and no people. Just what we wanted. We'll see ya..
    Nate
    - me

    Subject: Re: sounds
    Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 19:14:54 -0400
    From: martin@4peaks.com
    To: natebr***@hotmail.com
    Nate--
    I got the pictures OK. They're great! Nice color and activity.
    What did you find on the trail? A frog? A toad? Can't quite tell what.
    Will finish soon and send you link.
    Yes. Please send the sounds CD. Thanks.
    Martin

    Subject: Re: sounds
    Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:29:56 +0000
    From: natebr***@hotmail.com
    To: martin@4peaks.com
    That was a little frog we came across in that small brook about halfway up
    up to the lookout. It had a green head and a brown body. We saw a
    porkipine in the trail right after that, but he escaped the camera.
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