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John Mercer writing -- May 31, 2003 -- Chris is writing below about Rum Hill, which was straight across the lake, west of camp. The view in the picture is, I think, from a point fairly near Hyde Hall, to the north of camp. I'm assuming that the point seen here is Pegg's Point, not Clark's Point.

Chris West writing -- October 2, 2002 -- In the mid-60's, the camp took a couple of trips a year to the top of the mountain on the other side of the lake. I can't recall the name of the mountain. The trippers were driven nearly all the way to the top of the mountain, so it was much more a night spent out on the ground than a traditional trip. The next morning, we got the only exercise on the expedition by walking down the mountain along the side of the road. There were only two interesting elements to the walk down. First was a very strange, seemingly abandoned shack alongside the road with an extremely overgrown front yard filled with a dozen or more tall, cylindrical hot water tanks. These tanks all looked fifty years old, were terribly rusted and looked like something out of Charles Adams. The councilors had fun making up ghost stories about people being killed in the shack when the boiler burst and the deranged owner of the shack filling his front yard with boilers to memorialize his dead relatives. The second interesting element to the walk was a drop dead gorgeous view across the lake of the back side of Clark's Point with Hyde Bay barely glimpsed beyond from a vantage point perhaps a hundred feet above the lake and looking across farmers' fields. I think that this picture is that view. I hope this is helpful.

John Mercer writing --I'm not sure I had any sense of how lovely the countryside was until long after I'd stopped going to camp. So where was this picture taken from?

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