The Fest began on Feb. 4th and what a day it was. Arriving in Saranac around 3pm after a white knuckle ride from Tupper Lake under heavy Lake effect snow. The Ice Castle was awesome due to below zero temps this year and being larger than last year. Next to the castle was a real ADK Leanto made of Ice along with two very relaxing Adirondack chairs made of Ice. Lake effect snow continued through the fire works presentation, which was the best in years, and didnt dampen any spirits at all. We decided to make the two and a half ride home. Knowing our way would take us through Cascade pass which can be a hell ride but thanks to NYSDOT the pass was fine. Thank You.