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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Alison at Fourpeaks..   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Alison with Wilson and Ethan Sugar Camp 2001. Alison at Fourpeaks.
    Following a solo visit in April to explore the place on her own, Alison brings her family from Matamoras PA for a Sugar Camp getaway June '01. Wilson and Ethan hike with Chuck, their Dad, and Georgia the family pooch.
    CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry, April '01.  "This peace-filled place and quiet is just what the doctor ordered."   Alison comes back for a nature retreat with Georgia in '07.    Crocus all alone. (An Email Exchange.)     Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    Alison's solo visit to New Camp Apr '01
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    "Thank you for sharing this awesome space."
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    Family visit June '01 "My view from hammock at dusk after dinner."
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    "Wilson and Ethan Happy Campers!!"
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    Sugar Camp
    Guest Book Entry:
    Dear Martin and Louise,
    Thank you very much for sharing this awesome space
    and New Camp with me. This peace-filled place and quiet
    is just what the doctor ordered.
    I enjoyed the biscuits and jam, hiking, reading in the
    hammock, quilting on the porch, firebuilding and the pure
    simplicity of camp life.
    I will treasure the time spent here always and look
    forward to sharing the experience with my sons and
    husband this Summer.
    Sincerely,
    Alison

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    Dinner at the (roofless) picnic table.
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    Alison and kids.
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    Chuck and kids.
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    Family fun.
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    "Georgia wants some sausage and peppers."
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    Visiting Wolf Camp . . .
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    . . . for the Whiteface view.
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    Back home . . .
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    . . . to . . .
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    . . . Sugar Camp.
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    Chuck and kids . . .
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    . . . at Whiteface Mtn.
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    Family visit June '01"Might have to make arrangements for a mini-retreat now and then."
    6 years later at The Cabin.

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    Alison at The Cabin, June '07
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    Alison with Georgia . . .
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    . . . 6 years later at The Cabin.
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    Georgia in the Sun Light
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    On the porch--off for a walk.
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    Ethan in a tree (At home '07)
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    Wilson strong (At home '07)

    Crocus all alone (An email exchange.)
    Subject: Crocus all alone
    From: "Alison"
    Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:07:18 -0400
    To: "Martin \(Your Adirondack Guide\)"
    Hi Martin~
    Funny, I was thinking- of you yesterday morning. Wondering if you had been able to get away for another winter road trip. I was thinking of sending you an email and was taking a guess at what the weather and conditions may be like out your door. The beginning of another Adirondack Wanderlust...on my part.

    Then came your crocus story...made me smile and my heart sink a bit. It reminded me of my very first visit and my stay at New Camp, probably close to 10 years ago, in late April. I had been SO desperate to get away...away from the kids, the house, the responsibility, the everyday grind (the now ex). I had just had it with my life as it was. You could say I was running away - but for a limited time...knowing that I had to go back. I never thought I'd miss any of it! I was basking in the silence, the beauty, no routine,...doing ONLY what I wanted to do (and not what I HAD to do, as usual)...until I was on a hike up past Ridge Camp and came across a single crocus in bloom. I looked around wanting desperately to share the site with someone. I wondered how it got to that particular spot (?) ...I missed my boys...I wanted to share that mysterious flower with them....and realized that I really didn't want to be all alone. I think of that crocus often.

    It was a sort of turning point in my life.

    I thought you'd appreciate the sentiment.

    Sappy, perhaps...but honest. I hope to scratch enough pennies together to make the trip sometime this Summer....
    Until then Martin,
    Alison
    Subject: Re: Crocus all alone
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:29:27 -0400
    To: alison@****baby.com
    Alison--
    Thanks for telling me about the crocus you found in April years ago up by Ridge. I'm happy to hear about things like that, that can happen in a special way when you're all alone in a natural place. Sad, maybe, but nice all the same. And finding one up there! That makes me not so sure about what I said about them "The Crocus Story." I may have something to learn from this.

    The beginning of another Adirondack Wanderlust...on my part."
    Yes. Come back this year if you can possibly make the time. And it won't cost you that many pennies, either.
    Martin
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