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Mighty Gothics
The impressive north face of Gothics is especially well-viewed from a lookout very near the summit of Yard Mountain. [enlarge]
Moss and Icicles
One of the many neat ice formations encounted on the way down from Yard Mountain. [enlarge]
Textured ice
Bubbly textured ice in a waterfall. Taken on the way down from Yard. [enlarge]
Curtain of Ice
Markus stands literally under a curtain of ice along the trail down from Yard Mountain. [enlarge]
Weird Ice Formation
Very interesting and weird ice formations in a brook alongside the trail. [enlarge]
Johns Brook Lodge
We take a food break at JBL. From here it is a 5 or 5.5 km hike back out to the Garden. [enlarge]
Crossing on return leg
A dicey little icey footbridge on the way back along the trail from JBL to the Garden. [enlarge]
courtesy _markus
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Big Slide and Yard Mountains - click map to view
Big Slide / Yard Loop - Hike Data
Start Time: 7:49AM
End Time: 4:13PM
Duration: 8h23m
Distance: 17.16 km (10.66 mi)
Average Speed: 2.0 km/hr (1.3 mph)
Start Elevation: 1540ft (469m) *
Max Elevation: 4309ft (1313m) *
Min Elevation: 1524ft (464m) *
End Elevation: 1524ft (464m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 3137ft (956m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 3183ft (970m) *
 
 
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
Elevation profile over Distance
This is the GPS-derived elevation profile of the hike. The route was: Garden -> Brothers -> Big Slide Mountain -> Yard Mountain -> Johns Brook Lodge -> Garden.
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Elevation profile over time
This is the GPS-derived elevation profile of the Big Slide loop hike, over time. The route was: Garden -> Brothers -> Big Slide Mountain -> Yard Mountain -> Johns Brook Lodge -> Garden.
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Annotated Topo Map of Hike
This is the GPS-derived track of the route overlain onto a topographic map of the area. The route was: Garden -> Brothers -> Big Slide Mountain -> Yard Mountain -> Johns Brook Lodge -> Garden.

Total distance: 17.19km (total)
Start Time : 7:48 am; End Time: 4:13 pm (8 hours, 24 minutes)
Average speed (including stops): 2.0 km/hr
Total elevation gain: ~3075 feet (total of all uphill sections)
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