Azure Mountain: Crushed It
A little context on that title picture. Just down the road from the trail head sits this tub. Alison, who I hiked with for the first time today, pointed out on the way in that there is a hose hooked up to some water source on the mountain. The hose comes all the way down and in to this tub. The water was flowing, was cold and refreshing. Such a strange thing, the whole situation.
So, today was finally the day for our first Rookie Hike. Dale and Carol-Ann Allen joined Johnny Mountaintop, myself and Alison on our hike up Azure Mountain. I’ve been looking forward to seeing my first fire tower in person. And I was looking forward to a smaller, non-High Peak hike. But mostly I was super pumped for Dale and Carol-Ann to experience the great views on their first Adirondack mountain. The hike itself only took about and hour and a few minutes to get to the summit. We had grey skies, but the rain mostly held off and the lack of sunshine didn’t really kill the views, so it was all good.
Ahead of the hike, Dale and Carol-Ann were worried about holding the group up. But they crushed this mountain. All five of us had a blast. It was definitely a workout, but the end result at the top was worth every step of the way.