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Conditions for ice climbing in the Adirondacks were great this past week, and I managed to get my first two days of the season in. This was a nice climb in the canyon area of Chapel Pond.preview.DSCF6084

It was mostly quiet with few other people around, although we did have one visitor. I suspect that in reality we were the visitors, as this little deer mouse seemed to know exactly what to expect from us humans: food.preview.DSCF6097

This little fella was so used to humans, it let us get awfully close to take pictures. Hopefully nobody was deliberately feeding it, although the raptors would probably thank us.