2020

NY-Montreal Trekkers Cross State Lines

Blog Day 9:
Today we crossed state lines! Rising bright and early at 6am, the NYM trekkers biked a mere 0.3 miles to the Lake George Steamboat Company. We then ate a carbo-licious breakfast on the dock as we waited to load our bikes and bodies on the 2.5 hour long ferry ride across Lake George. On the way, we met a young couple also biking from NYC to Montreal and making a pit stop in Burlington in a couple of nights (they are the kind folks who receive this photo credit). On the boat, we made friendship bracelets, chatted, and looked out at the amazing views across the water. A short ride from the Ticonderoga dock, we hit up a Walmart Supercenter to stock up on lunch food, more granola bars, groceries, and a new sponge for Rohan. Elliot then worked with Atticus on his bike rack while the rest of the group drank Mio-infused water in the shade. Finally, all bikes were fixed, packed, and ready to roll. One (far shorter) ferry ride, 10 miles of dirt road, and 22 miles of rolling hills on the Champlain Bike route later, we arrived at Button Bay campground. Pitching tents that were equidistant from the bathrooms and Lake Champlain, we took a combination of lake and sink baths to wash away the day’s grime. Cook crew then made us an Asian-inspired meal of ramen noodle soup with bok choy, miso broth, scallions, and red chili sauce. Fried Oreos followed suit as an American-inspired dessert. All in all, another good day for NYM.

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