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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Anh and John at Ridge Camp.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Anh and John with Rufus and friends.
    They get away from their productive NYC lives for a just R&R week at Fourpeaks secluded Ridge Camp. They hike Rattlesnake, birdwatch, pick blueberries, bake biscuits, sight a bear and swing in the hammock. Their friends Hannah and Lennie join them for the weekend. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  What they had to say about it.   More about their Fourpeaks visit.  (An Email Exchange.)  
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    John and Anh Happy Birders.
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    "We are in this picture!"
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    Rufus approves.
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    Hammock swinging.
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    Guest Book Entries:
    From Anh:
    Subject: Re: A Trees Story
    Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 13:36:04 -0400
    From: Anh_N*****@*****
    To: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Camps & Guest Barns VisitUs@4peaks.com

    Martin,
    We are back to our daily lives: jostling for the seat on the subway,
    staring at the computer, wearing down our soles/souls in this concrete
    jungle. Not that I am complaining, for we do have a good life here in the
    city. But it is something more than "a good life" to watch the morning
    mist burn clear between the ridges, to listen to the piccolo birdcalls from
    Rattlesnake Knob, to be able to read our palms by the light of the stars.

    Our favorite walk was to Rattlesnake Knob, which we visited at least once a
    day. If you look carefully on the far ridge, you will find a grasshopper
    sparrow (id?) nesting among the blueberry bushes. Our second favorite spot
    is the river, which is surprisingly peaceful being so close to the road.
    We spent a few hours on Ebenezer, picking blueberries that went into an
    after dinner crisp. And finally, on the last Friday, we found our way to
    the Lookout.

    Our week at the ridge was a gift of quiet relaxation (and a bear
    sighting!). Thank you for creating such a magical retreat---John and I
    plan to return to the Ridge Camp very soon.

    Anh

    ps. Were you able to identify the purple berry/flower that was growing
    near the sauna?

    From John:
    Subject: Guestbook Entry
    Date : 7/17/2002 Time : 1:46 PM
    Name : John E*** Email : e****john@hotmail.com
    Location : New York City
    Comments : Martin,
    Back here in Queens, trying to slow the fading clarity after one week at
    Ridge Camp. The silence of your lands roared in our ears, bare starshot
    silence, and bear silence, too. There’s strong medicine in your 700 acres of
    whole terrain. With gratitude for our brightened mindworks, and expectations
    of many returns,

    John & Anh

    ps Not that we used it, but the snaggletooth blade on Ridge Camp's ax could
    use a stone.

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    Beauty and The Birch.
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    Rattlesnake Knob.
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    Blueberry pickers.
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    Porch dining.


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

    Subject: Re: We would love to stay in the Old Barn---CHANGES
    Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 10:57:36 -0400
    From: Anh_N****@****.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for you quick response. We are very excited about vacationing at
    4 Peaks.

    Last night, after looking over your website one more time, we decided that
    we would prefer staying at the Ridge Camp instead. For the week. We are
    hoping it is still available, as we would like to arrive Friday afternoon
    (noon to 1 pm) on July 5th. Again, the we includes my fiance, myself, and
    our dog Rufus.

    On Monday the 8th, another couple will be joining us at the Ridge Camp.
    They should arrive at 1pm and will stay until the end of our week.

    Again, we are looking forward to our week in the Adirondacks/4 Peaks.
    Please tell me what I need to do to insure reservations for the Ridge Camp.

    Thank you!
    Anh

    Subject: One more thing...
    Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 18:04:48 -0400
    From: Anh_N****@****.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    we are definitely planning on baking the biscuits!
    thanks,
    anh

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 07/05/02 to Ridge Camp
    Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 14:27:21 +0000
    From: "John E****" e***john@hotmail.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Hi Martin,
    Attached are a few photos from our stay at 4 Peaks. Thu wonders if we merit
    any frequent flyer points for providing such glamorous promotional
    photos. She's a wily bobcat.

    Hope all's well up there. Is Thoreau House finished?
    Let me know if you'd like any more pix.
    John

    Subject: photos from our stay at 4 Peaks.
    Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 11:07:52 -0400
    From: Your Adirondack Guide Martin@4peaks.com
    Organization: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Backcountry Camps
    To: "John E****" e***john@hotmail.com
    John--
    Thanks very much for the photos. Tell Anh (is Thu another name?)
    that--Yes--this adds to your FFF account. Hope to see you back to use them.
    Thoreau House moving along--sloooowly. I'm working now in the little
    trailer below Thoreau which has power and phones. I'll have to put off my
    other building projects--nice office and work at Camp Barn--till Fall or
    next year.
    Best wishes,
    Martin
    PS I'll work on the web page in the next few days. If you have another
    photo or so of the camp (interior/exterior) it would add. Thanks for
    including Rufus.

    Subject: Re: photos from our stay at 4 Peaks.
    Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:44:59 +0000
    From: "John E****" e***john@hotmail.com
    To: VisitUs@4peaks.com
    Martin,
    I'm attaching the only other photo we have of the camp--it was taken on the
    porch as wind and rain flew just outside the screens, creating a very nice
    mood for a bowl of pasta.
    Anh and Thu are one and the same. Her name is actually Anh-Thu, which means
    "heroine" in Vietnamese. She often introduces herself as Anh, since some
    people fumble around with Thu (To?, Too?, Two?, etc.). But friends and
    family generally call her Thu. You can call her Thu or Anh, or Anh-Thu.
    I forgot to ask you before about the red house posted for sale just off the
    drive between the Stonehouse and Thoreau House. Are you going to buy it? Or
    are you the one selling it?
    John
    Subject: Re: photos from our stay at 4 Peaks.
    Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 18:25:27 -0400
    From: Your Adirondack Guide Martin@4peaks.com
    Organization: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Camps & Guest Barns To: "John E****" e***john@hotmail.com
    John--
    Thanks for the photo. It fills out the story.
    No. I have nothing to do with the Red House. I could have bought it years
    ago (and the other Stone House as well). Glad I didn't. Too close to the
    road. Thoreau House is too I guess, but I need the power and phones for
    work.
    Best wishes,
    Martin

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