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  • Please WAIT! Then SCROLL DOWN for Leah, Mike and Asia at New Camp" a Fourpeaks Adirondack Cabin.   [ Are you in this picture? ]
    Cozy feet by one of Leah's fires. SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL 45 PHOTOS. Leah & Mike: An Adirondack Cabin  Vacation/Getaway.
    Early April 2005 for Leah's birthday, they find some quiet mountains for a total getaway, hike the Four Peaks, cook great meals and enjoy New Camp life. Asia hangs out with George. How to wash your hair at New Camp. SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL 45 PHOTOS. Memorial Day 2006. They come back for a fresh Springtime--R&R, exploring new trails, wildflowers and wildlife, wine in the rain plus cooking and sharing meals.  September 2008, They get married. CLICK & GO!  (On this page.)   Guest Book Entry.  "Never been so relaxed . . . felt like we could have stayed there forever without a care in the world."   More about their Fourpeaks visits.  (2005 and 2006 Email Exchanges.)   Meet more Fourpeaks guests? CLICK HERE for Meet Our Guests! Home Page.
    Mike and Leah
    West Garden
    George Eastman
    September 13, 2008
    Mike and Leah
    September 13, 2008
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    Leah climbs Giant Maple on Smith Road.
    Mike and Asia at Rattlesnake.
    Whiteface from Rattlesnake.
    "Attacked by George." :)
    Mike and Leah.
    Guest Book Entry:
    Date: 4/11/2005 11:34 AM
    From: Leah Fio*****
    Email : fucci**
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 04/03/05 to New Camp
    Hi Martin and George!

    I wanted to let you know that I will be sending pictures probably this
    week or next. They came out great! Just like the whole experience. New
    Camp was the perfect place for us, and we liked being by your cabin too! We
    will be coming back hopefully in the fall again. Mike and I are really
    hoping to make it there twice a year, even if it means taking unpaid
    vacation time. I have never been so relaxed and we felt like we could have
    stayed there forever without a care in the world. Asia had a blast with
    George, and so did we. You are a lucky owner! And what a perfect life for
    any dog.

    The hikes were amazing, the views were phenonmenal, and it truly
    was a huge playground for any nature lover. Oh, we wanted to let you know
    that there was no rope at the rope pull. We didn't need it or anything, but
    just wanted to let you know. Maybe that hungry bear we heard got a hold of
    it. :) Anyways, we are so happy to have found you and your 700 acres of
    heaven on earth. And it is so good to know that there are still people like
    you in the world, keeping land and nature's beauty the way it should be!
    The biscuits and jam were a great little touch! Did you actually make that
    jam? It was delicious! We stayed perfectly warm the whole time, that is,
    once I showed Mike how to start a fire. ;) Oh, and sorry for all the dog
    barking that one morning. I think Asia was a little confused by the echo
    she was hearing from her own bark. She thought something was barking back
    at her for hours, but boy did we get a good laugh. I'm glad you enjoyed the
    dinner too. We'll make a habit of it every time we come. If it's okay with
    you! Cooking there was a blast. I think I just enjoyed the feeling of not
    having to rush. We were suprised how clean we stayed too. We honestly had
    the time of our lives and will be back as often as possible. My birthday
    was that Sunday we arrived. That was my present from Mike this year, and I
    think it will be the best one I ever get! Peaceful, relaxing, fun, and
    memories that will last us a life time! We absolutely LOVE 4peaks! Thank
    you so much, Martin! And hopefully we'll see you in the fall!
    All our gratitude - Leah, Mike, and Asia

    P.S. Give George a biscuit from us. I think Asia really misses him too,
    she's been kind of strange since we got home. Kind of a couch potato, which
    she's usually just a big muscular ball of energy. Home just doesn't compare
    to 4peaks for a dog. Us either honestly. Hope your helpers get the new
    trail in shape. We're looking forward to the new hike. This time, we'll do
    our best to stay ON the trails. :) Thanks again!

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    "This is where we heard the mysterious growl."
    High Peaks from Rattlesnake.
    "Pictures do no justice."
    Mike and Asia on Ebenezer.
    View from Ebenezer.
    "Happy, happy me." (Leah at Camp Rock.)
    New Camp from Camp Rock.
    Jay Range from Camp Rock.
    Clement Mtn. from Camp Rock.
    Mike and Asia at New Camp picnic table.
    "Where's Mike?"
    "Lazy at the cabin."
    "Cozy feet by one of Leah's fires." :)
    "How to wash your hair at New Camp."
    "Glass of cabernet at New Camp."
    Kitchen, dining table.
    Books and non-working kerosene lamp.
    Parlor stove and rockers.
    "I took . . . "
    "... pictures of the meals . . ."
    ". . . because it was so fun to cook there."
    New Camp 1971 (Handmade sign from Smoky Mtns.)
    "What a cute pair!" (George and Asia.)
    "George's morning visit for his biscuit." :)
    "We miss you! (Good lookin' boy!)"
    Leah and Asia at The Lookout (Bassett Mtn. big ledges.)
    "Don't ask how he managed getting up."
    "Playground." (Ledges on Bassett by The Lookout.)
    View: "The Lookout."
    "Neat tree."
    Leah finds a bear cave in the ledges on Bassett.
    Mike and Asia in the Bassett ledges.
    Mike at Camp Gate.
    Leah with Bassett Mtn.
    Last day.
    Martin and Leah.
    "I don't wanna go home."
    Mike and Asia on the road.

    2006 Memorial Day Weekend.

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    Leah and Mike, New Camp hammock.
    Mike . . .
    . . . resting.
    Back of New Camp, granite ledge.
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    Asia sleepy time.
    Wine in the rain.
    Mike with glass.
    Leah and something funny.
    Figuring the trail.
    Asia leads.
    Trees in bloom.
    Out on a limb.
    Mike and
    Leah at The Lookout.
    Taking a break.
    Well photographed jitney on Stonehouse Road.
    Mike leads the way . . .
    . . . to the rope at The Notch.
    Rattlesnake and . . .
    . . . High Peaks view.
    Tired Asia.
    Leah with mountain.
    Leah and Mike.
    Out on a limb (again),
    Denizen of the woods.
    Ledge (closeup).
    On the rock face trail . . .
    . . . by Rattlesnake.
    Martin, Mike . . .
    , , , Asia and George at Camp Barn.
    Snake grave (RIP).
    Leah and the tan jeep (1976-2006 RIP),
    Mike at The Office.
    A lunch of Salad Nicoise and . . .
    . . . Tonno e Fagioli.

    More about their Fourpeaks visit: (An Email Exchange 2005.)
    Date: 4/11/2005 10:01 PM
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 04/03/05 to New Camp
    To: "Leah Fio*****" fuc***
    Thanks for your most welcome and appreciative letter.
    You should know that I appreciate having guests like you. I got
    this land years ago for just like the kind of getaway which I
    think you and Mike experienced. If you like I'll tell you about
    how it happened when you visit again. I may even have some
    early cabin photos for the webpage.
    Yes. Please send lots of photos from your visit (more so I can
    pick and choose).
    Best wishes,
    PS Yes I do all the jam. Ready to make another batch this year
    as soon as the apples are in.

    From:"Leah Fio*****" fuc***
    Date: 4/12/2005 7:52 AM
    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 04/03/05 to New Camp
    We would love to hear all about how it happened. We had so many questions
    for you about the place and you and the history, but just ran out of time.
    So definitely when we return, we'd love to hear all kinds of stories!
    Hopefully it will be soon! Thanks again - Leah

    [Undated, handwritten note acompanying 55 4x6 photo prints.]
    Here are the pictures. Sorry it took so long, but better late than
    never, right? They are in sections & some of them say things on
    the back. Again thank you for a most wonderful time. We'll be back
    as soon as possible. Hope you like the photos. Some seem to have
    not come out for some reason, so there are not as many as I
    thought there would be, but the ones that came out are still
    beautiful. Thanks again.
    Leah, Mike & Asia

    More about their Fourpeaks visit: (An Email Exchange 2006.)

    Subject: RE: An April Walk
    Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 13:46:44 -0400
    From: Leah fucci**@**
    Hi Martin!
    This is Leah, Mike and Asia... We are ready to come back! Unfortunately
    it has taken a year to finally find the time to do this, but fortunately it
    didn't take two I suppose. :) Anyways, we are looking to come back to New
    Camp May 26th which is Friday and leave Monday morning on the 29th. We were
    thrilled to see it open... I'm honestly not sure I remember how to go about
    all the business stuff, so I thought I'd start with an e-mail. I'm so
    excited just e-mailing you about the visit. I'll probably be losing sleep
    over it for the next month until we actually get there! Can't wait
    obviously. So, yeah, I remember last time we sent you a check for half the
    amount I think. Well, let me know if that's right, and anything else we
    might need to know. We were also wondering if while we are up there, we can
    take a look at like 4 of the other camps that we are interested in for
    ourselves, and for a fall visit with my family ,who I know, will just melt
    as I did when they see your land. So, anyways, I guess that is it for now.
    We will be in touch, and let me know what we need to do next. Thank you
    kindly, Leah 585-***-****

    Subject: Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 05/26/06 to New Camp
    Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 18:55:15 -0400 (EDT)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: fucci**@**
    To: Leah / Mike_ 383
    Re: Your Fourpeaks visit 05/26/06 to New Camp
    Dear Leah and Mike,
    I'm sending the recipe for Salade Nicoise vinaigrette and
    Tonno e fagioli. Hope you like them. Plua another I haven't
    tried. Send photos. Hope to see you again before the year
    is out! And look at for your
    web page.

    Subject: Insalata di tonno e fagioli
    Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 18:56:49 -0400 (EDT)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: fucci**@**
    Insalata di tonno e fagioli
    adapted 4/06 from The Classic Italian Cook Book, Marcella Hazan
    Mix together 15.5 can white beans drained (small habichuela, canellini
    or any other not too big white bean) with
    One 6 or 7 oz. can tuna in olive oil (with oil) and
    Thin sliced and finely diced half red bermuda onion and
    2T red wine vinegar.
    Mix well breaking up tuna as desired. Check taste for vinegar.
    Serve on shredded lettuce with sliced tomatoes.
    Subject: Salade Nicoise
    Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 18:57:43 -0400 (EDT)
    From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: fucci**@**

    Salade Nicoise
    adapted from Joy of Cooking 4/06 

    Slice 6 small red new potatoes 1/2 inch thick, simmer 10-15
    minutes until not quite done. Drain.

    Simmer 1 lb. trimmed green beans 15 mins. until not quite done or
    1 lb. whole (not trimmed) asparagus 10-15 mins until not quite done.

    Carefully add 4 eggs to already simmering water (enough to cover eggs)
    and continue simmering 15 min. Crack and remove shells under cold
    water, allow eggs to cool.

    Vinaigrette Dressing
    Measure 1/4 C red wine vinegar, 1T Dijon mustard, 1t white sugar
    in mixing bowl. Add in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly,
    1/2 C best olive oil.

    Open a 6-7 oz. can of best tuna in olive oil and place tuna with oil
    in the center of a bed of sliced/shredded iceberg lettuce on flat plate.
    Slice eggs in half and arrange eggs, sliced tomatoes and nicoise
    olives (shop for them!) around tuna. Drizzle dressing sparingly around
    edge of plate (not on tuna).

    Arrange green beans/asparagus on second plate, together with cooked
    sliced potatoes. Drizzle dressing generously over all. (If possible
    cover hot vegetables with dressing in a bowl and let stand an hour or
    so. Improves flavor.)

    Subject: Got the photos.
    Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 06:41:41 -0400 (EDT) From: "Martin (Your Adirondack Guide)"
    To: fucci**@**
    Got the photos. Great! Need help though.
    The rope photo. Was it the notch on the trail to Rattlesnake?
    Or the loooong rope to Ebenezer? I didn't think you got to
    The lady slipper? Pink orchid. Where was it?
    I see photos at Cascade on the road to Placid. Did you
    hike the trail up the mountain there?
    Send me a note saying what you did while you were here.
    And what a great time you had.
    It makes the page more fun for people who see it and don't
    know you.
    Thanks for being my best guests. And for being there at
    Patty's Screen House party. Too bad I didn't get any photos
    of that.

    Subject: RE: Got the photos.
    Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 15:30:42 -0400
    From: fucci**@**
    Hi Martin!!!
    Glad the pics made it to you! I will e-mail you more about the trip as
    soon as possible. My computer at home and at work has been down, but I'm at
    my brother's now and wanted to get the corn pudding recipe to you. Thank
    you so much for all of the wonderful recipes. I can't wait to try them
    all. I just hope they come out as good as yours. Okay, so I will write a
    follow up e-mail sometime this week, but for now, here's the recipe...
    1 stick of softened butter
    3/4 cup of milk
    2 beaten eggs
    1 - 8oz box of corn muffin mix
    1 - 15oz. can of whole corn
    1 - 15oz. can of creamed corn
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 quart baking dish. Combine all ingredients
    and mix well. Smooth butter as much as possible, but it will be a little
    lumpy. Pour in dish and bake 45mins or until knife in center comes out
    clean. Should be golden brown. Let cool for a bit. It thickens up after
    sitting. Enjoy!!
    Peace and Love, Leah

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