Adirondack 46er: The Great Range Traverse (1-Day Hike)
sam. 15 juin à 11:00
The Great Range Traverse in the Adirondacks is considered one of the toughest one-day hikes in America. It is also one of the most scenic in the Adirondacks with spectacular 360-degree views. We will climb eleven peaks, eight of which are over 4,000 feet, including the tallest point in NY, Mt. Marcy. We will descend the Gothics rock face via the Cable Route and navigate down the infamous Saddleback Cliffs. This is a strenuous hike covering long distances, steep climbs, ladders, rock scrambles, and exposure above tree line – an epic journey. (The GRT is one of the hikes in the North East Ultra 8 hiking challenge.) The peaks in order:
• Rooster Comb
• Lower Wolfjaw
• Upper Wolfjaw
• Little Haystack
• Marcy Distance: 20-25 miles (depending on the app used)
Elevation gain: 9,300-9,500 ft Water sources (bring water filter or purification tablets):
• 2 minutes down Orebed Trail from the Gothics-Saddleback col
• Haystack Brook in the Basin-Haystack col We will meet at the Adirondak Loj parking lot at 5:00 am and shuttle as few cars as possible to Rooster Comb Trailhead 30 minutes away to start the hike. Initial meeting place & end of hike:
Adirondak Loj: 1002 Adirondack Loj Rd, Lake Placid, NY ($10 parking fee) Start of hike: Rooster Comb Trailhead, Keene Valley, NY [masked], [masked]) Map & Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10pgw8QEVNiCN-4SjpbSttASBiX47aFtu Map/GPX File (import into GPS app): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mzqNdZmYjLbobtXl8yF_3kSj1KKBUr1R Sunrise: 5:11 am
Sunset: 8:42 pm This is for advanced hikers only. Only experienced, self-reliant hikers in strong physical condition should go on this hike. There will be no sweep. Everyone will initially be placed on the waitlist. I reserve the right to save spots for people I know I can rely on to show up and be prepared. Required gear:
Related map & compass and/or GPS app with trails downloaded, hiking shoes, non-cotton moisture-wicking clothes, insulating jacket/fleece, waterproof jacket/shell, extra food & water, working headlamp & spare batteries, sun protection, water filter (recommended). 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 hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below. If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear. Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page ( http://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/pages/HUDSON_VALLEY_HIKER_LEGAL_DISCLAIMER/ ).
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