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Oct 8, 2016 (Sat)
Elevations: 2374 feet, 2815 feet, 2440 feet; Order of Height: 500, 225, 400
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Sophie Huggins
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A race against the rain-clock to sample the fiery fall colors of the Adirondacks.

Today we decided to visit three different small peaks, all ones we had never done, in order to sample the near-peak fall colors of 2016 in the Adirondacks. We chose Silver Lake Mountain in the north country, The Crows, above the town of Keene, and Baxter Mountain, near the town of Keene Valley. All three were in the 1-3 mile total distance range and had reputations for excellent views.

An approaching system with rain had us start very early first on Silver Lake Mountain, followed by an exploratory traverse over the Crows, and finishing off with a quick there-and-back up Baxter Mountain. The fall colors were indeed superb, nearly at peak intensity, and each of the three peaks offered some excellent views, although none had a truly 360-degree bare summit. An interesting trio of hikes, to be sure.

Trip Reports, Image Galleries or Other References:
 Image Gallery: October 2016 - Silver Lake / Crows / Baxter Mountains


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