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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for The Obbie Family at The Cabin.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Our favorite view from the Cabin. The Obbie Family at The Cabin.
    From Canandaigua NY Mark, Nancy, teenagers Rae and Dale make a family getaway with Shadow. They swim the AuSable, hike Fourpeaks mountains, collect rocks, read and enjoy quiet time at camp. It's their fifth visit (first in 2000). CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "Mostly, we got what we crave: peace and quiet and all the sights and sounds (and lack of sounds) that we've come to love at your place after six visits."   More about their Fourpeaks visit.  (An Email Exchange.)   CLICK HERE for Summer and Fall 2002, The Obbie Family at Fourpeaks.   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
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    Shadow plays lifeguard at our favorite place on the AuSable (by the rest stop on the way to Upper Jay).
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    The family's reading arrayed on the Cabin's porch.
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    Mark and Dale in one of many chess matches.
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    Mark and Shadow on the Ledges trail.
    Guest Book Entry:
    Subject: 8 pictures for you
    Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 09:09:28 -0400
    From: "Mark Obbie"
    To: Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)

    Martin,
    Once again, the Obbie-Lane family spent a restful, memorable week at The
    Cabin. We appreciated the recent improvements (Nice grill! Thanks for the
    extra counter space in the kitchen. And the improved trail signs and blazes,
    while no longer necessary for us veterans, are a big plus for newcomers.)
    Mostly, we got what we crave: peace and quiet and all the sights and sounds
    (and lack of sounds) that we've come to love at your place after six visits.

    The berry picking was pretty good, but we envy those who will be there later
    in August (best patches are on West Path just below the rope ladder, in the
    Logging Camp, and on East Path below the Ebenezer path). The trails to
    Ebenezer (on both sides of the summit) are getting overgrown, but are well
    marked and worth the effort.

    Thanks for the honey -- it was wonderful -- and the biscuit mix. You were
    right, it was too hot to bake, but we did it anyway because the biscuits are
    too good to miss.

    Until next time...

    --Mark, Nancy, Rae, and Dale (and Shadow)
    Canandaigua, NY

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    Nancy on the Ledges trail.
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    The burned stump that refuses to fall, near the summit of Ebenezer.
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    A new collection of AuSable stones that we brought home.
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    Our favorite view from the Cabin.
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    View late afternoon from Camp Rock, looking at Jay Mountain (which I climbed in 2003 but lacked the drive to tackle again in 2005)
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    Rae, on Camp Rock.
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    The AuSable, looking south, just off the rest area.
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    The Cabin's front yard.

    More about their Fourpeaks visit: (An Email Exchange.)

    Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 04:25:20 -0800
    From: mark@mar******
    To: martin@4peaks.com

    Hello Martin,
    I hope you haven't forgotten us. We've never stopped thinking about Four
    Peaks. We moved from the NYC area last summer to a new home in the Finger
    Lakes, and it was just too crazy (and expensive) to take a vacation. This
    year we've put off making reservations until we were sure we could make
    it. We would like to reserve The Cabin for one week starting
    August 6. We will have our dog Shadow with us, along with our two children.
    Please let us know as soon as possible if we can have The Cabin then, and
    what kind of deposit you'll require. Thanks -- we look forward to seeing
    you.

    Mark Obbie and Nancy Lane

    Subject: The Cabin for one week
    Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 08:48:00 -0500 (EST)
    From:Martin@4peaks.com
    To: mark@mar*****.com

    Mark--
    Thanks for your most welcome email.

    No. Of course I haven't forgotten. But I was worried. Very glad to hear you're ok.

    I'm fine (and happy). Divorce settled (finally).

    Look for reservation letter to follow.
    I'll recontact you again soon (traveling today).
    Best wishes,
    Martin

    Subject: Confirming
    Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 07:16:11 -0500
    From: mark@mar****com
    To: martin@4peaks.com

    Hi Martin,
    We're looking forward to our upcoming visit to the Cabin. It's Saturday
    afternoon August 6 through Saturday morning August 13, correct? Just checking.

    We've had a tough summer, with too much work and too much sadness: my father died on July
    5. He'd been ill with cancer for a long time -- his illness was a chief reason why we moved away
    from the NY City area to get back home -- but it doesn't make it any easier. We're looking
    forward to the quiet comforts of your beautiful property. We would like a sun shower, if you still
    lend them out. Let me know if you don’t and we’ll try to find one somewhere. See you soon.

    --Mark Obbie and Nancy Lane

    Subject: Re: Confirming
    Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 07:46:42 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Martin@4peaks.com
    To: mark@mark****.com

    Mark--
    Thanks for your email.

    I'm very sorry to hear about your Dad. I can tell you, for me,
    that was the most serious loss I ever experienced. My Dad was
    my role model, my guide when I was young and my cheering section
    through it all. If you're like me, you'll just have to get used
    to doing it alone.

    Showers? Look at http://4peaks.com/fobath.htm The portable electric
    showers are an uptodate solution to bathing in the bush. I assure
    you, you'll never think of sunshower again. (I do have one in my
    shed and will find it for you, though.)

    Best wishes,
    Martin

    Subject: RE: Confirming
    Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 07:51:31 -0500
    From: mark@mar***.com
    To: Martin@4peaks.com

    Thanks for the info about the new showers. They sound fine. And thanks for
    your comments about my dad, and yours.

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