N. Ohanian and I joined with the Rochester Winter Mountaineering Society to do this peak in the winter. White out coditions on the summit, and sugar snow on the trail up. Solo in summer (3Xs in same weekend)
Quite an interesting hike. We climbed from Elk Lake, up over the Beckhorn to the summit. Windy and chilly, but the view was tops. Went down toward Bouquet River trail, and bushwacked to climb down one of the slides.Took a well needed break at the Bouquet River leanto, then hiked out to the other car parked on Rt. 73.cool weather, no bugs, and lots of mud. Great trip.
Coming from Hough this is the climb that never ends. It's a long ways up and there is no water. Be prepared for that.
Long with great views of nearly all the high peaks. Dinner for two on the summit. :-)
After a struggle with fatigue, I finally made it to the summit of Dix where I discovered that I had forgotten to fill one of my water bottles! Tired, thirsty, and fatigued, I still had to descend well below Hunter’s Pass in order to find water. The descent into Hunter’s Pass was impressive and it seemed not too long until I found water. From there it was an uneventful hike back to the Elk Lake Trailhead. 5 High Peaks in 11 hours! Not Bad! This is me on the summit of Dix with the Great Range behind me.
We got a late start and ended up racing the sun. If we had not just done the climb spur of the moment, we would have read that it was almost always a 2 day hike in winter. Not knowing this, and being young and macho, we left around 11 am and raced to the top and got back to 73 with our headlamps glaring around 10pm. Fun hike. Very steep and never ending.
Warm, slight breeze. Great veiws.
Cold mist blowing 20-30 mph at summit -- visibility perhaps 50 feet -- my first ADK 46er at age 61 -- climbed solo -- hope to return next summer with a friend on a clear day for the view
Great hike along the Boquet River and the slide before reaching the summit. Peak of the fall foilage!
Day after i tried to climb from Boquet River. This girl in our group got 5 inch open blisters on the backs of her feet. We didn't go on.
Mean temp we 35 degrees, it was raining, and my pack weighed 60 pounds. Oh yeah, did i mention i got hypothermia too? Needles to say i didn't make the summit.
It was enjoyable with JS as usual.