Adirondacks Lake Placid: Camping & Hiking

A few weeks ago, we did a weekend trip in the Adirondacks. We camped near Lake Placid in a tent for two days at a camp site. I had a quiz on Friday, so we left town later in the afternoon and got to Lake Placid after 7PM. While Nate was setting up the tents and sleeping bags, I got our spicy ramen dinner going on the gas stove. After dinner, we started fire and had some s'mores. 

The next morning, we made some eggs and sausage for breakfast and hiked the Cascade Mountain, one of the 46 peaks of the Adirondacks. It is 4098' peak, one of the lower ones. Hiking up was not really hard. The view was breathtaking at the top, but it was so windy and cold that we could not stay there for too long. We went back down a bit to have our chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. 

Coming down was the hardest part. I thought I would never get back to my car to be honest. I actually woke up with pain in the back of my knee. Being a med student that I am, I was determined to diagnose myself the next day and found out that I had popliteal injury, which is common among down hill runners. Thankfully, I recovered within a couple days. 

We had some coffee at Starbucks afterwards, and Nate went fly fishing for a while. I just listened to lectures on my iPad by the river and fell asleep. We had dinner at BBQ place downtown Lake Place called Smoke Signals. It is right on the Mirror lake. We had an amazing Lakeview seat. Food was great. I highly recommend you try the meatballs for your appetizer and tacos for dinner if you are ever there. After dinner, we went back to our tent. We had a storm all night which was awful. It was so loud that I barely slept. 

The next morning, we had breakfast at Breakfast Club in Lake Placid. I had a burrito and Nate had some sort of egg Benedict. They were delicious. Afterwards, I saw a Gap Outlet Store with 70% sales sign and could not resist. I dragged Nate into the store only to find a few tank tops for 5$ each. We were on the shortest line for the longest time. Some people actually left the store, because cashiers were so slow. 

After the mini shopping incident, we started our trip back home. Nate fly fished again on the way back while I listened to more lectures. Well that was our Lake Placid trip. It was a lot of fun. I would totally go back to explore more.