WINTER ADIRONDACK 4500 SERIES: Whiteface and Esther Mountain - 7 PEAK WEEKEND!

 

WINTER ADK Series - 7 PEAK WEEKEND!

Saturday:  Whiteface and Ester (9 miles)

Saturday night in a hotel with an Indoor Pool and dinner at Lake Placid Brewing!

Sunday: Lower Great Range (Must RSVP separately)

 

Total Mileage, Total Elevation Gain, Estimated Hike Times: About 8.4 miles, about 3,403' ASL vertical climbing; plan on a 6-hours hike time.

SPECIAL GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Full winter gear needed, crampons, micro-spikes, snowshoes, headlamp.

 

  • This 9-mile hike includes a visit to the summit of Whiteface Mountain, fifth highest mountain in New York state and namesake to a world famous ski resort and home of two Winter Olympics.  It also includes a hike to nearby Esther Mountain, the only Adirondack High Peak named for a woman, Esther McComb, who made the first recorded climb to the summit in 1839, at age 15 ... at the time she was attempting to climb Whiteface Mountain from the north.

 

Whiteface Mountain


Esther Peak


Here's a map of the entire hike!

 

 

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THE FINE PRINT -- NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any challenge hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going and how to get back.

See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. 


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  • Eric

    Great leading by Joe Joe an Marlene

    February 8

    • Marlene

      You're too kind. Pole push-ups and no-fail ice slabs...everyone knows Joe Joe's got skills!

      February 10

    • A former member
      A former member

      My only skill is lifting a pint glass to my lips :)

      February 11

  • Marlene

    Amazing group to hike with! Thank you all for a truly fantastic weekend.

    February 10

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was so great to meet Marlene and Steve. And it was equally wonderful to hike again with Eric and Lou.

    2 · February 10

  • Marlene

    Meeting at the parking at the end of Connery Pond Road at 7:30am will allow us to shuttle back to Marble Mt. Rd in time for an 8am start. If you can let's meet there.

    February 7

    • Marlene

      Out and back it is! C u at the Science Center.

      February 7

  • Lou

    Hey.
    Joe joe and I, are on the road heading up to the campground

    1 · February 7

  • Pie

    Sorry guys. I wont able to come. At philly now and i think i cant be in time tmr. Enjoy and hope to meet every next hike :)

    February 7

  • Eugene

    Sorry to say I won't be able to get away from work, so am opting out of both Saturday and Sunday. Condolensces to the Baker family. Everybody else, enjoy the snow.

    February 7

  • Marlene

    I'm happy to step in and organize. I'm staying at the Town House Lodge, driving up in a black Lexus SUV, and my cell is[masked]-2089. If you are still listed as attending I hope to see you Saturday at 8am. The GPS coordinates of the trail head are:[masked],[masked]

    February 6

    • M. W.

      Marlene will you also be leading/doing the Sunday 5 peak hike?

      February 6

    • Marlene

      Yes, I've never done it before but I'll have copies of the map for everyone.

      1 · February 6

  • Chris B.

    I was planning on doing this with 3 friends. Given the early start and the fact that we were driving up from NYC - we were thinking of coming up Friday night and camping near the parking area. Does anyone know if this is permitted?

    January 16

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris, camping at trailhead is not permitted in the High Peaks, only at designated camping grounds and lean-to's, which there are plenty. Lou and I are staying at Adirondack Loj Campgounds, which are cheap and convenient.

      1 · February 6

    • Justin

      Technically even sleeping in the car at the trail head is not permitted ANYWHERE in the Adirondacks, however I never had a problem sleeping in the car. for camping, you can camp anywhere on state land not within 150 ft of road, trail, body of water. There are also tons of free camping areas along 73 before Chapel Pond.

      February 6

  • Alex

    Does anyone driving up from NYC have an extra spot in their car? I'll chip in for gas, tools, etc.

    January 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      Alex, I might have an extra spot if you still need. I am driving Lou and we plan on leaving early Friday, I believe.

      February 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like someone to be a de facto organizer this event so we know who is still coming and who is not. I nominate someone with a cell phone, and that is not me :) Only because this route requires shuffling of cars and people that is necessary.

    1 · February 6

  • Eric

    Is any one interested in hiking Colden and Table Top (10 miles) from the AKD parking on Sunday? Can pick up at New Paltz on Friday, returning Sunday. Please let me know.

    January 15

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lou, did you mean "Tuna" or "Yuna", or both?

      February 6

    • Lou

      I meant yuna, it was my phone, sorry.lol

      February 6

  • Lou

    Once again, if anyone is interested in camping, I have space in my 4 season tent. I will be camping at the ADK LOJ CAMPGROUND, which happens to be not so far from the hostels....

    February 4

    • Lou

      Great Eugene, I'll be in the yellow north face tent set in the same site

      February 4

    • Lou

      Eugene, I'm camping by the ADK Loj. I'm going up early on Friday. I'm trying to get the nearest spot to the info center. I have a yellow north face dome tent, you can set up right next to mine...as for the car you can park on the tent site. If you wanna talk, call me at[masked]I

      February 5

  • M. W.

    would like to share cost of room for Saturday night .....want to keep it around 40.00 or 50.00 tops.

    January 28

    • Chris B.

      Has it been decided what place we are staying at Saturday?

      January 29

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tmax and Topos

      February 4

  • Jill

    I twisted my ankle so I can't make it anymore.

    February 3

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aw,, Jill. You will be SORELY missed. That wass a pun :)

      2 · February 4

  • Krystal T

    Ended up hiking Whiteface this past weekend. You're all in for a beautiful hike. Have fun!

    February 3

  • Lou

    I'm looking to camp that weekend, instead of the hotel...is anyone interested?

    February 1

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be camping out with Louie on Friday. I am currently looking for hotel near trailhead for Saturday night.

      February 3

  • Zoey

    sorry, I have to remove myself because I have a fractured lumbar vertebrae L1. Hope you guys have fun!

    January 31

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ouch! Please recovery well!

      1 · February 3

  • Lou

    I have room for 1 person in my four season tent..let me know if anyone would like to reserve a spot... No charge, other then the adk campground fee...

    January 27

  • Lou

    I plan to camp by the adk loj campground, anybody else interested??

    January 25

  • Justin

    hmm, hiking to the top of whiteface, never considered it. Keeping an eye on this.

    December 3, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Info on Hotel will be posted closer to the event.

    November 27, 2013

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