Saranac Lake Off The Beaten Path

  • Henry Flying at The Gulch, Adirondack Mountains NY
    Henry Flying at The Gulch, Adirondack...
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • A Younger Version of Me at Rainbow Falls
    A Younger Version of Me at Rainbow Falls
    by ExGuyParis

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    Rugged Beauty and Adventure

    by ExGuyParis Written Nov 12, 2004

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    This is me, working up the courage to jump at the Gulch. I am fortunate to have dozens of cousings who live in the Adirondacks. All have a deep love and appreciation for the beauty of their environment, and they know of countless "secret" places like this, well off the beaten path. My suggestion-- talk with some of the locals and ask them where to find some hidden treasures.

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    • Water Sports

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    Fall Into the Gulch

    by ExGuyParis Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Way off the beaten path... I can't even remember where. Close to Keene, I believe. This spot, called "The Gulch," was a favorite of mine. A chilly, whirling pool of water, a cliff that gave perfect access from above, and a large dose of courage (and/or a youthful sense of indestructibility), added up to a thrilling experience. Here, Henry begins the journey.

    On my next journey back to the Adirondacks, I'll try to revisit The Gulch and determine if I still have the courage for such madness!

    Henry Flying at The Gulch, Adirondack Mountains NY
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    Hike to Rainbow Falls

    by ExGuyParis Updated Mar 5, 2003

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    One of my favorite hikes in the Adirondacks is the trail to Rainbow Falls. Along the way you pass the Ausable Club, an impressive old building, and Ausable Lake, a jewel wedged between two mountains. You pass through a beautiful gate, and walk through deep woods. Eventually you find yourself at a spectacular waterfall.

    Visit the website listed below for a great description of this hike plus many others.

    For a site with great waterfall photos by Jon Binder, go to:
    http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/waterfalls/home.html

    A Younger Version of Me at Rainbow Falls
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    • Mountain Climbing
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    John Brown's Body

    by ExGuyParis Written Mar 1, 2003

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    John Brown's body lies a-mold'ring in the grave—for real! The actual grave of John Brown can be found on Route 73 in Lake Placid at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. The grave is located on the farm where the noted abolitionist was working before his Harper’s Ferry raid in 1859. From May to October you can visit the house that was his home (10 AM to 5 PM). The museum presents the history of John Brown and his crusade against slavery.


    (Sung to the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” sort of)

    John Brown's body lies a-mold'ring in the grave
    John Brown's body lies a-mold'ring in the grave
    John Brown's body lies a-mold'ring in the grave
    His soul goes marching on

    Glory, Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory, Glory! Hallelujah!
    Glory, Glory! Hallelujah!
    His soul is marching on

    He captured Harper's Ferry with his nineteen men so true
    He frightened old Virginia till she trembled
    through and through
    They hung him for a traitor, themselves the traitor crew
    His soul is marching on

    John Brown died that the slave might be free,
    John Brown died that the slave might be free,
    John Brown died that the slave might be free,
    But his soul is marching on!

    The stars above in Heaven are looking kindly down
    The stars above in Heaven are looking kindly down
    The stars above in Heaven are looking kindly down
    On the grave of old John Brown

    A-mold'ring in the grave
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Museum Visits

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