"At the Olympic Jumping Complex, you'll see up close the ramp that ski jumpers launch from before flying over the length of a football field. Take the Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex elevator to the observation deck of the K-120 meter jump. At the top you will find a panoramic view of the Adirondack High Peaks as you stroll through the ski jumpers preparation room. Then get a bird's eye view of what the jumpers see as they start to accelerate towards the end of the ramp. Nearby, aerialists will spring off steep kickers on the Lake Placid Freestyle hill in a flurry of twists, turns and tumbles."
We also visited John Brown's Farm.
Brown's final prophesy--"I, John Brown, am quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think, vainly flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done,"--was soon to be realized in the Civil War." http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/29/details.aspx
Next up was a trip to the top of White Face Mountain. We took an ear popping ride to the top, or nearly the top. So beautiful! Once you have driven as far as you can go, there is usually an elevator that takes up to the very peak. The elevator was not working, so up we went, along the path strewn with boulders, occasional stairs, and lots of railings. It was gorgeous, but I was quite exhausted by the trip up and down (which was also an incredible challenge).
Phew! Then we made our way to High Falls Gorge. A beautiful hike, which ended with panning for gems!
Believe it or not, I have not included pictures from a couple of other stops, including our final day at The Adirondack Museum. By that point, I had tired of taking pictures, and just enjoyed walking around. The museum is quite wonderful however, and I know that I will make it back again.
We had a great trip, but it's fair to say that Bruce and I pretty much collapsed once we were back home!