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Feb 19, 2017 (Sun)
Elevation: 4627 feet; Order of Height: 12
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Chris Hatko, Gillian Hatko
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A quick hike up one of the Adirondack's nicest short 46R ascents - the ridge trail on Giant Mountain.

After a recent dump of snow finally brought snowpack levels up to proper midwinter levels, we decided to utilize a long weekend day to enjoy the (hopefully) good trail conditions. We did encounter good snowpack and trail, but we hiked up on an uncommonly warm day, and things were definitely melting. Much clearer and sunnier skies than forecast graced our trip, and I was hiking up much of the way no gloves and only a t-shirt. Fast-moving intermittent clouds and clear air made for some dramatic lighting on the peaks - especially Haystack and Marcy, which occasionally lit up like beacons in the distance.

Trip Reports, Image Galleries or Other References:
 Image Gallery: Giant via the Ridge Trail


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