Our next Adirondack Shabbat outing this summer features, instead of a Shabbat morning service at the synagogue, a brief service al fresco, picnic lunch, and a swim in a beautiful secluded pond. It is a shorter and gentler hike than the Crane Mountain one was. Be sure to bring a bag lunch, insect repellent, and bathing suit and towel if you want to swim.
Our second Adirondack Shabbat on Saturday, August 3, at Goose Pond, just north of Schroon Lake. It takes about an hour and a quarter to get to the trail from Saratoga Springs. This is a short (0.6 mile), easy hike (not a mountain climb), suitable for the less-than-ideally-fit and for families with small kids. On August 3, we will meet at the head of the trail to Goose Pond at 10:30 a.m. Directions to the Goose Pond trailhead: On-line directions (from Temple Sinai) can be found here.
It is necessary to contact the rabbis to let them know you are coming, as they wait for everyone at the trail head.