Today is my last day in Adirondack State Park. I must say, I've spent a good many days here and have enjoyed each and every minute of them. To cap off my Adirindack experience, I break camp then drive to Whiteface Mountain to say my goodbyes to this wonderful place.
I drive a very steep road that zig-zags up the mountain's northern face. Near the top I park the van to check out Whiteface Castle, an interesting structure that sits about two hundred feet or so below the mountaintop. After taking in the castle, I climb a long, rocky stairway to the top where I find an observation building as well as a weather station. The view from atop the mountain is quite impressive, although it's a little hazy so I the visibility is somewhat limited.
After finishing my mountaintop tour, I drive eastward out of the Adirondacks towards Burlington, VT, today's destination. I soon discover I'll be taking a boat ride, for Lake Champlain is blocking my passage by land. Reaching too far north and south to be circumnavigated, I buy a ticket then board a ferry for a 30 minute ride to Burlington, VT.
Upon reaching Burlington, I drive to a Wallmart Store and settle in for the evening. My plan is to campout here for a few days and catch-up on my travel writing.
I wake to a hurricane's aftereffects, seems Hurricane Jeff hit my van's interior while I was sleeping. I spend part of the morning tidying things up. To break up my travel writing day, I decide to take a short trip out to Lake Champlain for a closer look at this famous body of water. I spend the balance of the day and evening travel writing.
I perform a rescue mission of sorts today to help break up the tedium of my travel writing. I heroically save 12 worms from certain death. The balance of my day and entire evening is spent catching up on my travel writing.