Finish: Montpelier, VT
States: NY, VT
We managed to make it out of Watertown by 8:30 or so with the main destination being Olympic Village in Lake Placid, NY. The route to Lake Placid was 120 miles and included 100% back roads which were like driving a roller coaster through the forest.
For $35 each we bought what were called Olympic Sites Passports and they gave us access to pretty much everything in the area. The first stop at Lake Placid was the Olympic Ski Jump Complex and that was insane to say the least.
|The 90 meter jump from the 120 meter jump|
The 2nd stop of the day was the 1980 Olympic Museum and the rink where the Americans knocked off Mother Russia.
|Still skating circles around people.|
|A goal from the game and Jim Craig's pads|
|The biggest vertical drop east of the Rocky Mts.|
The ski resort doesn't quite make it to the top of the mountain but we would eventually get there after New Hotness STRUGGLED up the 5 mile, 2,300 foot climb. For the final 270 feet you could either take the elevator inside the mountain or hike up the path made from the rock taken out of the mountain for the elevator. I'll let you guess who did what.
|I should really turn this black and white and put it on Facebook.|