Here is the final installment of pictures taken during a couple days in the Adirondacks. Day 2 started with a hike up Mt Jo. As the mountains cleared the views were really opening up. When we got back to Adirondac Loj it was a little after noon. The day was turning out to a spectacular day and I wanted to get one more hike in before returning home. Cascade was the plan but the estimated hike time was about 5h for the round trip and I would be starting around 1pm which would make for a late start home but I just couldn't resist the opportunity or the challenge of trying to get up and back in minimal time.
The hike up took 83 minutes, enough time to enjoy the windswept bare rock vistas and one of the best views of the High Peaks. From Cascade I could see almost half of the 46 peaks with summits above 4000 ft. These aren't tall by western standards but as rugged as you will find anywhere!
|Mt Colden and Avalanche pass in background|
|Mt Van Hoevenberg and Round Lake in foreground. You can see|
Lake Placid off to the R and the Olympic bobsled run on the lower
R of Mt Van Hoevenberg which was the sight for the sledding and
Nordic skiing events in the 1984 winter olympics
|My favorite shot from Cascade. You can see many of the Peaks in the Great range from here. Marcy is on the R.|
The rocks in the Adirondacks are unique to the east and are distinct from the rest of the Applachians.
|A final view from Cascade|