|Jan. 7, 2007 (Sun.)
|Elevation: 4240 feet; Order of Height: 27
|Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Ewart Tempest, Roland Hanel, Heather, Colleen, Greg
Today's hike had a number of highlights: firstly, it was a fun social event: Roland invited a number of his friends - people that I'd either not met at all or only met briefly; secondly, the weather was wonderfully fantastically warm; and thirdly, we did a perennially favorite and scenic trail: the ascent of Big Slide via the Brothers. The reason why we chose Big Slide was due to my 46er winter quest; I'd not done Big Slide during the winter months.
It was a super-warm, super-nice day... except that this was the middle of January. There was only a dusting of snow below 3000-feet, and only a couple of inches above 3000 feet. And by the time the afternoon's warmth had set in, there was little to no snow at all below 3000 feet. This set a new record for the most un-winterlike day I've encountered during the winter in the Adirondacks.
Our group was lively, chatty, and generally a lot of fun to hike with. We had a great day, with great views. This summit marks my 30th winter 46er peak (although it sure didn't feel like a winter ascent!)
See the image gallery link below for a more detailed writeup and the set of pictures.
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Image Gallery: January 2007 Big Slide Mountain Hike