The First Brother
December 2017
Did a short hike to check out the early winter conditions in the Adirondacks at the beginning of December 2017. Decided to check out the First Brother - an excellent way to quickly get up to a good view of the Central High Peaks. Weather was very placid - above freezing and calm. There was an overcast but it was quite high and only obscured the very highest tips of the surrounding peaks.
Cloudy, but high
Cascade Pass
Path to Brothers and Big Slide
Late fall brook
Late fall forest
Ice seep
Beautiful Traversing Path
First lookout
Great Range View
First Brother View
Snowy Great Range
Andrew, First Brother
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Hike to the First Brother - click map to view
Late Fall Sunset
December Supermoon
Lake Colby Reflections
Lake Colby Reflections
The First Brother - Hike Data
Start Time: 11:52a.m.
End Time: 4:01p.m.
Duration: 4h8m
Distance: 4.88 km (3.03 mi)
Average Speed: 1.2 km/hr (0.7 mph)
Start Elevation: 1566ft (477m) *
Max Elevation: 2988ft (911m) *
Min Elevation: 1514ft (461m) *
End Elevation: 1521ft (464m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 1454ft (443m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 1452ft (443m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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