Shortly after nightfall three men crossed the east branch of the Ausable River and entered the little settlement of Keene.
The next morning we started, bright and early, for the Ausable Ponds.
Through these came the little stream going to the Hudson, bubbling along from its source close by a fountain of the Ausable.
The river escapes from the mountains through the wonderful gorge of Ausable Chasm.
Ausable Chasm, is only three miles from the station of Port Kent.
On the Ausable river and along the shores of Lake Champlain the destruction of the forest is especially great.
A few miles from the lake is the natural wonder, the Ausable Chasm, which is nearly two miles in length.