This hike was meant as an introduction to the Adirondacks for a few Adirondack first-timers in our hiking group on this day: Asmir and Rehana. Hurricane mountain is a perfect intro hike to the area, and fulfils all of the necessary requirements: fairly short (about 8km) and excellent views from a rocky, open top. Plus it has a decomissioned fire tower, if you like such things. The hike started off in mostly sunny but very windy conditions. The top was going to be breezy!....
Hurricane mountain trailhead
For early to mid-march, there was very little to no snow on the ground. Snowshoes were not necessary except if you wanted extra grip. South facing slopes were especially melted out.
One of the best view in the 'daks
Shelly and Caro approach summit
Asmir the waving prophylactic
Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant