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Friday Fantasy Photo #23

Laszlo Vajtay of Plattekill MountainFacebook Day • Plattekill Mtn, NY • March 18, 2011

“We skied with Laszlo from 3 to 5:30. The guy just loves to ski, and he flies. He took us into the trees and he ripped parallel turns down a mtb trail that was as wide as a jeep road. After the sun set on the double we skied the remaining sun on The Face…”

The Indian Lake Dam, NY

The village of Indian Lake, NY is in the center of Adirondack Park at 1,750 feet above sea level. Indian Lake, the body of water from which the town derives its name, is three miles south of town.

Building the Indian Lake Dam NY.

Indian Lake Dam Builders in 1898

In the 1850s, the first dam built on Indian Lake was designed to store and release water for moving lumber to market. It increased the width of the lake, but not the length.

In 1898, construction of the current state dam was completed. It was built to ensure a continuous supply of water to the manufacturing plants and mills along the Hudson.

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Friday Fantasy Photo #22

Pauls-PerilPaul’s Peril • Hickory Ski Center • Feb 12, 2011

“I went into the woods to check out Paul’s Peril. Hard to say how much snow Hickory had this season, but coverage was excellent and the snow was surprisingly deep. Paul’s Peril is a challenging and long run that makes use of almost all of the hill’s vertical. The pitch was perfect for my skills, and I lapped it four times…”