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Jenn and Lower Ausable Lake
Jenn Zoomed in
Indian head was extremely beautiful, as usual. One of the best vistas in the Adirondacks! The day was brisk, with a cool breeze forcing us to bundle up as we snacked at the lookout. The day was getting on, though, and we wanted to get to Colvin's summit, so off we went.
Ewart the smiling Welshman
Beautiful Snowshoe trails
Disaster strikes
Closeup
Unfortunately, it was not to be. One of my MSR snowshoe bindings snapped at the usual place (this has happened to me in the exact same place before, and to some of my friends as well, in the exact same location). The snow was soft and we had a long way before completing our snowshoe portion, so we decided to turn around right there and head back to the road (and the return ski portion). Damn - I'm not liking this trend with these MSR bindings.
Multi-sign
Fungal growth
Glidng back
Ewart poles past
A final break
A co-incidence
Even though our day was cut short by the broken snowshoe, it was still an excellent, fun and beautiful outing. The combination of skiing and snowshoeing was excellent, and I look forward to doing that again.
Interactive Trackmap & Photo Points - Click link below to expand
INDIAN HEAD LOOP
Start Time: 7:40a.m.
End Time: 2:49p.m.
Duration: 7h8m
Distance: 17.97 km (11.16 mi)
Average Speed: 2.5 km/hr (1.6 mph)
Start Elevation: 1305ft (398m) *
Max Elevation: 2724ft (830m) *
Min Elevation: 1292ft (394m) *
End Elevation: 1300ft (396m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 1638ft (499m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 1642ft (500m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Annotated Topo Map
Elevation over Time
Elevation over distance
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