Partnering up with Mountain guide Personal trainer Seth Thomas from the Albany Movement and Fitness gym we are setting up a series of guided mountain events for all levels. Fall is an exceptional time to hike in the High Peaks..No worries about bugs and the temps are favorable. This trip we are going to do an 11 mile traverse from route 9 to rt 73 climbing perhaps the best hiking route of the entire High Peaks!
We begin our climb at the route 9n trailhead which we will shuttle hikers to from their cars along route 73. Our first High Peak RPR is just over 6 miles to the summit with more than half of that being open and exposed yet non technical! We will hike through the Blueberry Cobbles route and over the sweet summit of Bald Mountain..Along this trek towards Rocky Peak you'll be blown away by magnificent views over the Champlain Valley at Vermonts Green Mountains. The backside of Giant mountian stand within view the entire time showing its rugged granite slides. At a group pace we will spend as much time needed for breaks and picture opportunities. Rocky Peak Ridge ,New yorks 20th ranked mountain standing at 4,420 ft is our first High Peak for the day.. This summit is fantastic! 360 degree views with a rocky summit. At this point we'll be 6 miles in and have ascended almost 4,500ft total elevation gains! We'll do lunch here while marvelling at the surrounding peaks and majestic beauty of our Adirondacks! From here we descend 600 ft into a small col and begin our 800ft ascent up Giant Mountain!
Giant ranks 12th standing at 4,627ft! There are many routes up this mountain which our traverse will allow you to see most of what this grand mountain has to offer. Along the ascent is a short side herd path leading to the massive granite slides as seen from RPR. We'll make a quick trip there so everyone can see a slide without actually having to climb one. Then its short work to the Rocky summit. Giants front row seat at the entire High Peaks is one of the most photogenic spots in the peaks. The Dix Range,Algonquin,Whiteface and many others can be seen here. One can trace virtually the whole Bottle slide down to Roaring brook from here. A magnificent mountain with enough challenge to fullfill anyone mountain hunger..We will descend via the Roaring brook trail visiting the majestic roaring brook waterfall on the descent! Upon finishing we'llhave some of the local Lake Placid brewry beers on hand to sample
This is a full guided event.. The cost is $75 per person with a discount available for multi sign on..This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting to step up into climbing 46ers. If your just getting started or you are advanced this is going to be a great time.We'll move at a pace that everyone can manage and do our best to get everyone out before dark. There are people meeting at the GYM in Albany,but you can just meet me at the rt73 parking if you like.
To sign up you must get onto the Albany Movement and Fitness website
It is AlbanyMovementand fitness.com
Any fitness questions owner Seth Thomas can help . He offers a wide variety of training to get anyone into mountain shape. If you have any questions about the hike at all feel free to email me through the meetup here or text me at[masked] 0283..Its time to get off the couch folks and climb some mountains!! This is the best hike in the High Peaks..Come get inspired!!!See you there........Jim Wallace