Distance 0.1 mile
Dedicated to the memory of , a young navigator of the 8th , is a plaque affixed a stone monument. The walk is relatively level with a few uphill treks but no significant gain/loss in elevation. Watch out for roots which are plentiful. The monument is just a few minutes’ walk from the highway. This hike isn't just for kids, but is an easy Adirondack family hike is a quick wooded walk for all level of hiker including grandparents or with your dog.
The treasure to look for is a small monument dedicated to the memory of a World War II navigator of the 852nd Bomber Squadron, 2nd Lt. Malcolm L. Blue. Blue had been shot down by enemy fire on June 2, 1944 in France, shortly before his 23rd birthday. Blue is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial outside of Vosges, France. Epinal is one of 24 permanent American burial grounds the American Battle Monument Commission operates on foreign soil.
© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the next Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook.