3 canoes on lake cole

Ampersand Mountain

We arrived at Meadowbrook Campground around 3:00 yesterday and had camp set up in no time. After some frisbee and gathering firewood, the cook crew prepared our dinner of rice & beans burritos. A small shower decided to greet us while we were eating, but the weather has been great otherwise. The shower just gave us a chance to make sure our tarp was in proper working order.


I was awakened from my hammock by an annoying branch that mysteriously had moved right onto my nose (thanks Zach). After some delicious oatmeal, the crew packed up for their hike up Ampersand Mountain. This peak has some of the best views in the Adirondacks and some steep hiking to get there. After being around these guys and gals yesterday, I think they have enough energy to get there (see the photo ‘o the day). Check back in a couple of days for more updates and photos!


Zach eigenbrodt

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Zach couldn't keep himself out of the woods when growing up. He started working at a Northern Wisconsin YMCA Camp as a wilderness trip leader while in college and fell in love with getting kids into nature. The smiles on kids faces after returning from a once in a life time wilderness experience is why he is here today. Zach brought his talents to Frost Valley YMCA, in 2014, when he started as the Trips Coordinator and soon was promoted to Adventure Director. Zach loves all forms of Wilderness exploration, though some would say his heart lies most with canoeing.

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