Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mt. Marcy
1/12/07: A group of five scouts and five adults drove up from Lake Quonnipaug at 4:00 P.M. to Lake Placid, N.Y. They arrived at the hostel late at night. The only interesting scene occurred when General Casinelli's truck almost hit a young moose. When they arrived at the hostel, the scouts watched a movie or played on a game-cube. Two adults went out for pizza.
1/13/07: At approximately 7:00 A.M. breakfast began. It consisted of homemade corn bread and steal cut oats. It doesn't sound like much, but it was filling and excellent. The temperature started at about forty degrees, much to Mrs. Jagielski's disappointment. But it soon dropped to the twenties. The party parked in front of the ADK Loj and hiked with full gear 2.1 miles to Marcy Dam. Here they set camp and hiked a five miles roundtrip to Avalanche Valley. By the end of the hike, most of us were tired. We cooked a dinner of rice and kielbasa while drinking hot cocoa.
1/14/07: This day we decided not to ascend Mt. Marcy because it was cloudy. So we decided to attempt a hike that passed over Whale's Tail and Wright Peak. We could not hike the next mountain because of the iciness. At one point we opted to use Sean's ropes to climb a particularly icy spot.  When we turned around in front of the mountain which we could not ascend, we took a vote. The question was whether we should go home that night or stay another night and then go home. Seeing that all we had to do was break camp and hike another 2.1 miles on top of our seven miles that day, we decided to go home that day. On our way home, we stopped at the Noon Mark Diner. It was the best food we ate that weekend. That night we arrived home at about 12:00 P.M.
Domenic Casinelli
Troop Scribe

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