Fuzzy Adirondack Magic

Verdant Mount Marcy

Suddenly, there are too many shades of green to count.

Only 15 days ago there was measurable snow on the ground at Adirondack Lifestyle headquarters here in Lake Placid. I am shamefully reminded of this because it has been 15 days since my last blog post documenting that snowfall. During the ensuing time, the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York went from snowy mountain terrain, to dry alpine climate, to verdant rain forest. A sudden switch to sunny and seventy-degree days melted the snow and dried out the soil so much the region experienced brush fires. Trail running was great this spring, but we needed the recent three days of rain.

Fifteen days was all it took to go from the photo in my last post to this evening’s lush view of Mount Marcy and the surrounding Adirondack peaks.

As if by magic, the mountains are suddenly covered in fuzzy green velvet whose nap has been ruffled. Spring has sprung in the Adirondacks.

Photo courtesy of Edward Reed.

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