|Dec 29, 2006 (Fri)
|Elevation: 4580 feet; Order of Height: 16
|Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Roy Innes
While the Innes family was visiting for Christmas, Jenn wanted to get her Dad out to experience a climb in the Adirondacks. We waited until the perfect winter weather day, then headed up Wright Peak: a relatively short hike, but with a maximum of beautiful summit experience.
There was unfortunately very little snowpack, and the hike up to the junction with the Wright spur trail was unpleasant; none of the boulders and roughness of the trail was covered in sufficient snowpack, except at the very top. We were rewarded, however, with a beautiful winter wonderland on top. The air was exceptionally clear, and even Vermont's peaks stood out with great clarity. There was very little wind, and the sun was strong. We could not have hoped for a better introduction to the Adirondacks for Jenn's Dad.
The terrain above treeline was coated in ice and snow, but the texture of it was such that yaktrax were sufficient climbing aids; at no time did we need snowshoes or crampons.
See the image gallery link below for a more detailed writeup and the set of pictures.
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Image Gallery: December 2006 Wright Peak Hike