Allegany March 2022 Trip Report

One of John Muir’s best pieces of advice urges us all to, “break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” 

That’s what this past weekend was for our crew — and it couldn’t have been more refreshing.

Saturday morning started with a little rain but our attitudes were positive as we enjoyed our breakfast of yogurt parfaits and bagels and prepared for our hike.  We started our hike on the Beehunter Trail around 10 am.  As we wound through the forest, the bursts of green ferns and moss and new growth made it clear that spring is one hundred percent on its way.  The sun broke through the clouds just as we arrived at a beautiful stream and we were lucky enough to enjoy our trail lunches overlooking waterfalls, taking in the peaceful sounds, and generally feeling like we were somehow living in the perfect meditation app.  

A beer-tasting and slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage awaited us at our cottages, which was the perfect way to wind down. 

Sunday’s breakfast was Pat’s famous cast-iron dutch oven casserole, cooked over charcoal.  We kept it light and only used 36 eggs this time, as we had one last hike to check off our list.

We did the Red House Lake Loop on our way out of the park, making for a total of 13.1 miles hiked — which is the equivalent of a half-marathon and exceptionally good for the soul. The overwhelming consensus was we need more trips like this one on the calendar, so stay tuned for announcements about Adirondack adventures, kayaking trips, and more.

We’d love to have you join us.