Beginnings of A Journey

Restless didn’t accurately describe the feeling. It felt more like being trapped.

But something happened as I watched this sunset from atop a boulder occupied by a handful of people. 

“I’m growing tired and time stands still before me
Frozen here on the ladder of my life.”
– Elton John, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Sunset from The Point Overlook

Wow, Just Wow!

Heavenly

Stayed a night in Plattsburgh before heading out to do yet another loop of the Adirondacks as that region is eye candy galore.

This masterpiece was sweeping across the skies over the hotel. I believe those are mammatus clouds (composed primarily of ice)  extending from the main body.

Elmore Mountain Fire Tower

We managed to slip in before the crowds on an overcast morning to ascend the rather steep 1.75-mile Fire Tower Trail. Aslan managed to dislocate himself from his family prior to reaching the top.

Fortunately, he was “baying for help” and after several (seemingly forever) minutes of calling his name, he rejoined us. I climbed up the tower and captured this view.

Our descent was uneventful with the exception of meeting an interesting hiker on the way down. Mountainsides seem to bring out the philosophical sides of humans. 🙂