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Chase Lake ~ Dec 6, 2012

Journal entry by Karen Burke



The weather today for our hike to Chase Lake was a hike leader’s dream – sunny and windless and perfect temperature. I was celebrating my one year anniversary as a Cane – this week last December was my first Canes Hike. Being with the Canes has changed my life, in a very positive way. My thanks to all who joined me today – Leon, Fran, Gail, Bill, Tom, Ken, Katy, Joanne, Jim, Lenore, Claire, Peter and Linda. It was a great day.
I met most of the hikers at the Visitor’s Center and led the way up the back route to Pinnacle Road. We were right on time and joined Peter and Linda at the trailhead. The fourteen of us started out just before 11 am. There were some stream crossings, some of them a little daunting but we got through and no one fell in. The trail was luckily easy to follow, since talking and watching for trail markers took a lot of brain power for me, as leader.
At the lake, we decided to eat lunch on the shore – no need for the shelter of the lean-to today. There were lots of rocks and logs (and a boat) to sit on and we lingered, enjoying the sunshine. Cookies and pumpkin bread were shared. Jim brought Peter’s lunch – as required!
The walk back was leisurely but too soon over. But I think we’ll be back some day to Chase Lake.

12/7/12 - Jim Israel added 3 photos.

12/7/12 - ken gericke added 6 photos.

12/11/12 - Wanderer . added 9 photos.

26 photos



where is Claire?



Starting out





stream crossing









Gotcha - rare photo of Peter!



Day Dream Time - by Jim



Lake Side - by Jim



Saint and ADKWonderer - by Jim



Into the woods! - by ken



On the trail with Fran and Gail. - by ken



Stream crossing...Fran, Joanne, Lenore, and Leon. - by ken



Chase Lake hike leader...Karen Burke. - by ken



December sun sparkles through the forest. - by ken



Another glistening stream to cross. - by ken



At the start - I found Claire! - by Wanderer



Perseverance! - by Wanderer



Needle Ice - by Wanderer



Hey - Would someone please help the blind guy. - by Wanderer



One of Santa's Elves - by Wanderer



Lunch at Chase Lake - by Wanderer



First Ice - by Wanderer



New Leanto - by Wanderer



Will this become a Kodak moment? - by Wanderer



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