Day 2 started with the promise of some sun. It blew and howled all night long and again the tent and sleeping bags were a welcome refuge. After some breakfast, the clouds started rolling in and Day 2 was not looking promising for some climbing and peak gazing. We headed to Adirondack Loj with the hopes that things might clear on the hike up Mt Jo.
The ride into Adirondack Loj was a bit disappointing in that much of the High Peaks were obscured in low clouds. We parked at the Loj and then hiked up Mt Jo, which is a short hike but offers one of the best views of the High Peaks from the north. As we climbed it looked as if things might clear by the time we reached the top.
As morning passed toward mid day, we were able to enjoy some wonderful views from Mt Jo. The great part of climbing this little mountain is that it puts you right in the heart of the High Peaks. From Mt Jo it seems like everything is just an arms length in front of you. With the clear afternoon, I had the opportunity to climb one more peak before we needed to head home so stay tuned. In closing, I leave you with a panoramic from Mt Jo
|Wallface and Indian Pass from the road to Adirondack Loj|
|Ski jumps in Lake Placid|
|View to Mt Colden and Avalanche Pass from Mt Jo|
|Mt Marcy on L, Avalanche Pass and the slides on Mt Colden now clearly visible|
|Algonquin in the clouds, the second tallest peak after Marcy|
|Avanlanche Pass and Mt Colden. The grey areas on Colden are massive|
rock slides some of which extend the entire length of the mountain
|Wallface and Indian pass with some early fall foliage|
|Closeup of Wallface from Mt Jo|
|Panoramic view from Mt Jo. From L to R Marcy in the clouds, Avalanche Pass, Colden, |
Algonquin in the clouds, Indian Pass and Wallface