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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Gary and Todd at Sugar Camp.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Todd's fern tablepiece. Gary and Todd: Music at Sugar Camp.
    On their return visit in May 2002 they bring along Mozart and Beethoven for an al fresco concert. With JeffreyLyn, Claire and Dublin, their 3 Jack Russell Terriers, they enjoy a week of hiking and R&R. They map Fourpeaks trails with a GPS device (May 2001).  CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  What they had to say.   Planning a Fourpeaks Visit. An Email Exchange.   (On the next page.)   More about Gary and Todd at Fourpeaks.   A few photos from their May 2002 visit.    Gary and Todd's October 2000 visit to Sugar Camp.   
    4Peaks Arrival (Sugar Camp)
    Dublin Chipmunk Search
    Trillium at Sugar Camp.
    GPS Map Sugar Camp Trails
    Garmin Emap GPS Device
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    Guest Book Entry:
    Subject: Fourpeaks visit
    Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 07:24:51 -0700
    From: Gary J*****

    Dear Martin and Louise,
    We didn't want to leave. What a week we had at Sugar Camp. Hiking through the Spring woods was so different from last October. Red-spotted Newts; haven't seen those since I was a teenager back in the '50s. The green snake grass off of Stonehouse Road, the deep burgundy of the trillium in bloom and the brilliant yellow of the marsh marigolds was breathtaking against the greens of the forest. Leisurely hikes up Bassett, Rattlesnake Knob and Ebenezer, then up to Ridge Camp with the three dogs filled much of our time. Two bar cubs crashing through the woods, chasing one another in play was something you won't see in Syracuse! Back at Sugar Camp, Todd baked breads while I marinated the rack of lamb, which was cooked perfectly on the grill outside with Wainwright and Bassett peaks in the background, doesn't get much better.

    The Mozart Clarinet duo, Op.487, from the original for two Corno di Bassetto, and the Beethoven Adagio and Menuetto from the Sextette Op. 71 for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons are the pieces we played. My GPS I showed you is a Garmin Emap. I'll forward digital pictures within the next several days. The map may not scan properly, but I'll give it a try. I can see from the preliminary results that to make a more precise and comprehensive map, I could have added more way points and not walked off trail as often as I did. This gadget really picked up these off trail strolls so it would be rather confusing to someone else using the resulting map.

    We certainly will return to 4peaks, hopefully this fall.

    Gary and Todd

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    Todd & Claire
    Todd Baking Bread
    Al Fresco Flute Concert
    Mozart Clarinet duo, Op.487
    Gary and Todd
    Dublin listens.
    Mozart and Beethoven.
    Music score.
    Music and late afternoon sun.
    Dublin enjoys music.
    Beethoven Adagio and Menuetto
    Menuetto from the Sextette Op. 71.
    Gary, Todd with their 3 Jack Russell Terriers.
    Gary with Claire and JeffreyLyn.
    Todd with Dublin.
    Woods Art by Todd and Gary.

    Todd's fern tablepiece.
    Gary with JeffreyLyn, Claire and Dublin at Ridge.
    Todd at Blueberry Hill.
    CLICK HERE for Gary and Todd's October 2000 visit to Sugar Camp.

    Planning a Fourpeaks Visit: An Email Exchange:

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    Email address: Gary J*****
    Name: Gary and Todd and Jack Russells
    Phone Number: 315 ***-****
    Address: *** Gr**** Street
    City State Zip: Syracuse, NY 13207
    Dates: Sat. May 19th to Sat. May 26th
    Place: Sugar Camp
    Number Couples: 2
    Number of Kids Under 18:
    Number of Singles:
    Your Message: Hi Martin, looking forward to spending a week at Sugar Camp. We'll be coming with our three Jack Russells and are looking forward to a Spring Vacation; hiking, resting, good wine, etc. Let me know the costs and what points we earned last October.
    Gary and Todd

    Subject: TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION, please reply to this email . . .
    Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 08:27:32 -0500
    From: MartinAndLouise
    Organization: Fourpeaks--Adirondack Backcountry Camps
    To: Gary ****/Todd *****     607
    At: Gary J*****    315/***-****
    Gary--We're happy to have you back! You're a Fourpeaks Frequent Flyer with 1070 FFF points in your account and the rental price reflects a 15% reduction on our listed prices. This is Savings Plan #3 for returning guests. See our FFF Plans at
    Your Adirondack Hosts,
    Martin Schwalbaum/Louise Merriam

    Subject: Re: TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION, please reply to this email . . .
    Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 18:05:30 -0800
    From: Gary J*****
    Dear Martin & Louise:
    We agree to your Houes Rules and Rental Terms; our deposit is in the mail (tomorrow actually!); and we are familiar with the amenities at Sugar Camp.
    Can't wait for May.
    Have a great day!
    Gary and Todd

    Subject: Re: TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION, please reply to this email . . .
    Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 07:23:30 -0700
    From: Gary J*****
    Hi Martin and Louise:
    We plan on leaving Syracuse Saturday the 19th around 7 a.m. bringing us to 4peaks around noon. If you're not at home we'll proceed to Sugar Camp like we did last October. Looking forward to our week of peace and quiet!
    Gary & Todd

    Just For Two: Romantic Getaways at Fourpeaks. The Cabin: A Romantic Getaway in the High Peaks. Exciting views of Whiteface Mountain from Wolf's Nest. Ridge Camp: A Perfect Romantic Getaway in the High Peaks. Planning A Romantic Getaway?
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