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Julie was still interested in bagging Wright Peak on our way back to the Loj parking lot. Ty, however, wasn't really feeling up to it. Jenn offered to hike straight down with Ty while I offered to accompany Julie to the top of Wright. We told Jenn and Ty to take it easy while Julie, Mike and I motored on ahead. Perhaps we'd be able to rejoin at a later point.
Major trail
Major trail
Wright Junction
With an excited Mike always egging us on, we reached the side trail to Wright Peak and immediately started up. Although it is a steep climb, it is short - less than half a mile - from turnoff to summit. About twenty-five minutes of heavy puffing and we were standing atop Wright's pointy summit. We had arrived relatively late in the day, which made for some great lighting.
Steeply up Wright
Algonquin in the Afternoon
Wright's summit terrain
High Peaks from Wright
Mike's 50th
Summit Bath
After taking a few shots of Mike's 50th Adirondack 46R summit, we headed back down, hoping to catch up with Jenn and Ty before they reached the parking lot.

We needn't have worried, as it turned out, for we managed to catch up with Jenn and Ty before we had even reached the bottom of the Algonquin Peak trail.
The trudge back
Ty's Triumph
It had been a relatively tough but successful day. A climb of the tooth in the summer has been accomplished. Special congrats to Ty, who, despite not having done many big mountain hikes, persevered for nearly twelve tiring hours over two big Adirondack Peaks and through a tough bushwhack - without even a whisper of complaint. Excellently done, sir. A pleasure to have you along!
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Shepherd's Tooth/Iroquois/Algonquin/Wright Loop - click map to view
Shepherd's Tooth via Cold Brook Pass (+Iroquois, Algonquin, Wright) - Hike Data
Start Time: 7:45a.m.
End Time: 7:36p.m.
Duration: 11h51m
Distance: 21.25 km (13.2 mi)
Average Speed: 1.8 km/hr (1.1 mph)
Start Elevation: 2192ft (668m) *
Max Elevation: 5134ft (1565m) *
Min Elevation: 2006ft (612m) *
End Elevation: 2222ft (677m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 4188ft (1277m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 4167ft (1270m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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