Ausable Chasm… it was awesome!

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Our day trip destination in New York was the little town of Keeseville, home to the Grand Canyon of the East.

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We’d driven by this place on a previous vacation and vowed if we were ever back in the area we’d stop and explore.

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In case you can’t zoom in, one of the best tourist attractions of the Adirondacks is under the C in Lake Champlain. Au Sable directly translates to “of the sand” which makes sense since the chasm is a giant sandstone gorge.

Looking forward to taking some good pictures, I was extremely glad cameras are smaller and lighter than they used to be.

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After buying tickets and taking a quick look at the little history museum, we headed out over the bridge which was impressive in and of itself.

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Entering the site, it felt like they knew I was coming.

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There are multiple paths and trails but they all start here.

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And like good tourists, we followed the yellow brick road.

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Okay, we followed the yellow wooden squares… so sue me.

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The first open outcropping looked back toward the bridge. And after that?

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I knew my knee would not be happy.

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It’s a shame they even have to post warnings like that, but you know some bozo bonked someone on the head down below at one time or another.

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This was our first look at the chasm.

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And I have to say I was hooked.

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I was also glad it was off season and the “adventure trail” was closed.

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Because that’s a bridge I had no interest in crossing.

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24 thoughts on “Ausable Chasm… it was awesome!”

      1. It will be 10 years for me but my hot flashes only lasted a couple of months. My OB put me on hormones and let me tell you, they’ve helped with the solar spurts big time! So now I’m just angry….which means I’m like normal, lol.

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  1. I’ve been to Auaable Chasm (years ago), but don’t remember that so-called bridge. If it was there, I missed it….which is just as well, because if I’d tried to cross it, I probably wouldn’t be here now.

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    1. They offer a special guided hike called the adventure trail. It crosses all kinds of rope bridges and includes a rafting trip. I’m very glad it was only available in the summer because my husband would have signed us up.

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  2. This is so amazing! I was worried about your knee seeing all those stairs.
    It is a shame that you have to tell people NOT to throw rocks…so many people have heads full of rocks.
    I’d have to pass on that Adventure Trail as well. 😦

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