As spring began to hint at its promise of coming after a long, cold winter, I went down to the Vischer Ferry Preserve for a weekend afternoon trek along the Mohawk River. While snow and ice remained all over, the weather had warmed up above freezing for the first time in quite a while. I started at the western entrance off of Ferry Drive (side road off of Riverview Road), continuing to walk west toward the hydroelectric plant and dam.
While learning to cross-country ski at Lapland Lake, I spotted this abandoned old ski lift cable car. The red made for excellent contrast against the white snow and evergreen trees.
Gate entrance to the King’s Garden in the back area of Fort Ticonderoga’s grounds.
HDR shot of a gazebo behind the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga. The body of water through the trees is Lake Champlain. See more from the Battle on Snowshoes visit to these grounds in my Fort Ticonderoga winter photo gallery.
Thin ice over a barely frozen lake during the mild 2012 winter. Moreau Lake State Park, Moreau, NY