Saturday, April 21, 2007

Steps!

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These are the steps leading to the top of Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks. It is an eight-mile climb from the crossroads in Wilmington. The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway ascends to the summit of the fifth highest mountain in the Adirondacks. The last five miles are the most spectacular as the road winds upward through a changing forest and an alpine summit environment. At the summit parking area, you can take a short hike to the very top or hop on the in-mountain elevator for a truly amazing 360-degree view of the surrounding wilderness.

This is a picture of the Whiteface Mountain Summit Weather Observatory. It houses the equipment of the states Atmospheric Science Research Center.

Click HERE for more information on Whiteface Mountain.


11 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

Hi!
I'm a new photo hunter from Singapore.

I like the steps leading to the mountain, it gave character to the place. Lovely photo and a great write-up.

meeyauw said...

Hi! You have convinced me. I am putting Whiteface on my places / things to go / to do list. It's gorgeous!

Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin said...

I love this kind of trip--the steps make you appreciate the view all the more!

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

My husband and I love the Adirondacks and visit there as often as we can-And visiting the Whiteface Mt. was (and always is) a wonderful experience-- just like you show in your fab pictures!
Also wanted to let you know the covered bridge at ASP is located in the Red House area.
Have a great weekend! Claudia O.

Leah said...

Beautiful!!! I can just imagine the view. You must have been awed reaching the top and seeing it all.

Autumn said...

Very pretty. I love the first one with the blue blue sky

TraceyF said...
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Tracey said...

Wow those are some Steps!

Lilli said...

Coolness!

Say, have you ever been to Mohonk Mountain House? My mom once went there, and I've always dreamed of going (when I win the lottery :)

"Early Bird" said...

Awesome steps post!

SJ said...

Very nice! Looks like an awesome place to visit.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great weekend!