hado's folly


June, 2007

Mark and I took a long weekend for the solstice and Pam and Linda and, later, Eric and Drew came up. Linda and Mark and I went to North Lake and climbed up to Artist Rock. It's a short steepish climb to an incredible view of the Hudson River valley. It's near the site of the old Catskill Mountain House, which was a major tourist spot in the 19th century. The hotel is gone but the rocks near the site have lots of names elaborately carved into them.


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The view from Artist Rock

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It looks like the valley is untouched.

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Scrambling down the path. It's steeper than it looks.

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Checking out the carved stones.

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I always think "these people are all dead now" when I see stuff like this.

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This is where the hotel stood.

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Pam arrived right when we got back. And the sun came out!

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Pam's in the house

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The sky was all global warming-y

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And the clouds were moving fast

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Next evening - croquet!

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Looks like I made a good shot. Or possibly a very bad one. Hard to tell.

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Pam takes a swing.

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And does a victory dance. She's the most animated croquet combatant.

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AI'm trying to put some english on my shot.

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Eric missed his calling. I'm thinking male model.

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Everyone else is wearing 3 layers and Drew's in shorts. If I remember correctly he kicked our butts.

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Strike a pose.

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Watching the action

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Pam somehow wrestled control of the grill from Mark.

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Eric and Drew built this rock ring around the firepit. Very nice! Thanks, fellas!