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.
Here's a map of the entire hike!
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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