Sunday, December 16, 2007

Notch Excursion in a storm.


2:00 pm. For those of you who do not live in Amherst, The Notch is a bump of a mountain on the Southern most part of Amherst. We started out at Atkins Fruit Bowl, a local institution that normally does so much business on a Sunday that they have to hire a police officer to direct traffic. I don't even want to think about how much money they lost today being closed during the Christmas shopping season.

We made it to the top in about a half-hour using lightweight snowshoes and cross country ski poles.

Then we took a sharp left off the old logging road and entered the woods.

The Woodpeckers abandoned their Totem Pole.

A river runs thru it (more like a stream.)

My lovely wife leading the way.

And we didn't get lost, didn't have to call 911. Finished around 3:30. Way more fun than, ugh, shoveling snow.

4 comments:

Tony said...
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Tony said...

Amazing what fun can be had, in just a couple of hours...

O'Reilly said...

I nice day for walk-about Amherst.

Steven Barrett said...

Larry, these are excellent photos taken in rather "rough" conditions. Yet, even if you posted a lousy shot, it'd still be priceless compared to anything with Shaffer, aka Grinch, "Mr. Potter," and Scrooge. (If he pulls another boneheaded move like the Scouts debacle around St. Patrick's Day, I guess I'll have to include the infamous Amos Force of "The Last Hurrah." Hopefully by then, Shaffer will have had his last hurrah.

But take it from an exiled ex-patriate Townie, that's certainly asking a lot. Even Santa's shaking his head on that one considering the last thing he needs with Christmas Eve coming soon is to get involved in Amherst politics.