Adirondack Rambler

The Ramblers have been all over the Adirondacks in the last few days. Saturday, they pulled up to the Moody Point boat launch through some choppy water without a single boat overturning. Their canoe trip was fabulous as they enjoyed a couple of great backcountry sites and some beautiful paddling country. Sunday was rafting day on the upper Hudson River. We joined forces with the guys and gals from Habitat to conquer this class III river. In addition to running the rapids, we looked for a good surf in one little wave towards the end of the day.

rambler raft

rambler surf

We had a couple of swimmers and Danielle had to say goodbye to her paddle. (You can see her pointing at it.) There was a great barbeque by the river at the end of the day and a quiet bus ride for me on the way home as everyone was tuckered out. A good night’s sleep had us up early for our first day of rock climbing. After a short hike to the cliff, we learned about knots before scaling the heights.

knot class

There is more climbing in store for us today and a last chance for a great hike tomorrow. Look for a final update on Thursday night when we are back at Frost Valley for our final time together.

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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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  1. Great to see you guys rafting! Looks like a lot of fun! Sorry you lost that paddle, Dani!

    We are in the middle of a horrible heat wave–you are so lucky to be up in the cool ane beautiful mountains instead of the hot, sticky humid city and suburbs! Can’t wait to see you, Dani– We miss you and love you–you’ll be so surprised when you see the house! xxx oooo

  2. Hi Gianna

    Hope you are having a great time. Haven’t seen you in any pics lately. See you Friday xoxo Dad 🙂

  3. Hi Connor….we were delighted to recieve your birthday message for Dad. We walked in the door from dinner about 2 minutes after you called. So sorry we missed you, but loved hearing the sound of your happy voice! Can’t wait to see you on Friday!
    Love, Mom, Dad and Emma

  4. Zach,
    Considering we are having a heat wave, the white water trip looks really “cool”. In one of the pics, you were in front and it looked like you were about to get soaked. Hope you’re having fun and Rocky and Moose are looking forward to Friday, and so is Dad and I.

    Mom and Dad

  5. Tommy Boy:

    I am now counting the hours until I get u back in a Big Mommy Bear Hug. I have this feeling that you are going to be a foot talller and 50 pounds heavier and that I am going to have to get to know you all over again. I hope you didn’t change too much!!

    Can’t wait to hear about every minute of your adventure. I don’t want you to leave out ANYTHING, even the stuff that will gross me out! I can handle it.
    Not much going on here. I’ve just been moping around since you left. Just kidding!! But it has been weird with both you and Gina away.

    The puppies send along wet kisses and puppy baths.
    See you soon.

    Love Mom

  6. I am sooooooo jealous! Cool splashing would be great right about now in NYC. It looks a little exciting and a lot fun! I especially love the helmets! We miss you IMMENSELY and can’t wait to see you!!! Will you build a camp fire on the fire escape? Schnitzel asked after you…..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  8. Hey Connor,
    You looked as if you were enjoying the rapids and having a grand time with your friends. Hope your adventure has been fantastic and you have many stories to tell when you get home.
    Enjoy your last day.
    Looking forward to seeing you soon.
    Bem and Papa

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