Day 57: How to entertain yourself on a rainy day

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Breakfast in Lake Placid

Breakfast in Lake Placid

We woke to steady rain this morning, so rather than cooking breakfast outdoors, we headed into Lake Placid for breakfast at the Downtown Diner. The weather forecast was for rain all day, so we spent some time researching rainy day activities as we sat in the diner. First we visited High Falls Gorge. It was barely misting when we set out to walk along the Gorge, but ended raining fairly hard. We ducked into the cafe for hot chocolates and planned our next activity.

Team Adventure braving the mist of High Falls Gorge

Team Adventure braving the mist of High Falls Gorge

The Ausable River in HIgh Falls Gorge

The Ausable River in HIgh Falls Gorge

 

Long Walk to the Elevator

Long Walk to the Elevator

We drove up Veteran’s Memorial Highway to the top of Whiteface Mountain. Although it was rainy and socked in with mist, the drive to the top was kind of fun. There’s a “castle” several hundred feet below the summit. Then you have to walk through a long shaft dug into the mountain to reach the elevator that takes you to the summit. On top of Whiteface, there is a weather station and some interpretive information about the Adirondacks. No views for us on this day, but we did have fun exploring.

Another Sister Summit

Another Sister Summit

 

The weather station on top of Whiteface Mt.

The weather station on top of Whiteface Mt.

When we finished at Whiteface, we drove back into Lake Placid for an early dinner at a Thai restaurant. It was still raining after dinner, so we headed back to camp. Enormous puddles awaited us in our campsite, so we retired to our tents to wait out the rain until tomorrow.

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