I couldn't quite get enough of the Adirondacks and headed back up for for one weekend. The goal was to do the kayak to Hitching's Pond and the hike up Low's Ridge. I had done this earlier in the summer with people from the museum, but I managed to break my phone so I lost all my pictures. This is a phenomenal trip that's pretty easy and gets you away from civilization quickly. There's also the opportunity to see some wildlife, which is my favorite part of being out in the wilderness. Over the summer I saw a black bear, otter, bald eagles and some turkey vultures. This trip didn't have any wildlife sightings, but the possibility of there being something just around the corner makes the adventure more fun.
All The Crooked Saints
By Maggie Stiefvater
Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.
Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.
At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.
They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.