Hi, friends, yesterday for the drawing plan 63, I did something a bit different. I completed the hike of Mt Marcy, which is the highest mountain (1,629m) in New York state. On the day of the trek, we woke up super early at around 4 AM. We had to get the parking lot because it fills up fast. When we arrived, it was still dark and cold. We turned on our headlamps and started on the trailhead. Anyhow, lub dub, waking up early for the trek, is a tremendous challenge for drawing plan 63.
Sunshine rock formations near Phelps Brook at Mt Marcy
Throughout the drawing plan 63, my biggest complaint about Mt Marcy is going downhill. It’s mostly rock scramble every turn you take. It wasn’t until I started playing the harmonica that I figured how to skip on top of the rocks. It’s dangerous to do it, but it saved me my knees and blisters. However, not a complaint, but try to wear thicker boots because the hike is wet and muddy. Most of us don’t like to get dirty, so we tried our best to avoid swimming in mud. In the end, going downhill is rigid, and staying focused is critical, so lets la mumble to the next segment, the drawing plan 63.
Drawing Plan 63
Mt Marcy has many rivers and stopping points. Our group mostly focused on Philps, Mt Marcy Dam, and Indian river locations. At each site, I did my best to take pictures of exciting rocks to use them later. Also, we packed protein bars and nuts. Throughout the hike, our favorite was pistachio nuts. It might have saved the day because people found joy in eating them.
We realized that we don’t drink a lot of water on a cold day during the hike. One of our friends brought a gallon of water but didn’t drink it. He carried it up all the up and down the mountain. I mostly drank Gatorade to keep my energy going. In the end, we learned a few new tricks about water and keeping our vitality high, so lets la mutter and move to the end of the drawing plan 63.
Nevertheless, let us close out with the upcoming plan for the next few days. For example, I don’t know for sure if I can post my blog every day because we are staying upstate till Wednesday. Also, I had to cancel my Meetup for Monday and Tuesday because we will be hiking those days. However, feel free to RSVP for Aspiring Artists of NYC upcoming drawing sessions. Also, let’s close out with the rock study drawing of the Mt. Huangshan China. Finally, at the end of the drawing plan 63, a few related articles might interest you.
One response to “Drawing plan 63: Lub dub. La Mumble, La Mumble, La Mutter”
How do you know how much water to bring on a hike? 🤔