Thursday, July 14, 2011

Big Al...And Iroquois and Wright

Top of Algonguin with clouds

The Tent

Algonguin from Wright

Top of Wright (I was really tierd)

Top Of Iroquois

Boundary looking at Iroquois

Boundary (not a High Peak) looking at Algonquin

We finally did the backpacking trip we have been wanting to do. Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright. We started hiking around 7:30 am by taking the trail head by the ADK Loj. We dropped off our gear by the campsite at the waterfall. The trail up was steep but in excellent condition. We got to the top of Algonquin around noon right when the clouds were parting. Then after Algonquin we hiked over to Iroquois. The hike over to Iroquois was not bad but very boggy. The hardest part was at the end when there was a big rock that seemed kind of dangerous. We went to the right and avoided the rock scramble. Once we got to the top of Iroquois we went back to Algonquin then went down and decided to do Wright. I was exhausted but we managed to make it up. I was very glad we decided to camp out.
-ADK Gurl

Friday, July 1, 2011

Giant Hike On Giant And Rocky Peak

We hiked both Giant and Rocky Peak. That was a hard hike. We started at 7:30 from the Ridge trail. It was steep but pretty short. We got to the top of Giant at 10:00. We then decided to try Rocky Peak. We never even imagined that it would be as steep as it was. There were many steep, wet rock slabs and at one point I thought we would have to turn around. We got to the top of Rocky Peak at 1:00. We then headed back. We got to the car at 7:45 in the evening which was much later than we had imagined.

Slides on Giant

Minni next to a survey marker on Giant

Me on Rocky Peak (It was freezing!!!)

Veiw From Rocky Peak

Top of Giant

Trail front of the Ridge Trail

-ADK Gurl