Crazy day of hiking following the remnants of a tropical storm dumping up to 5 inches of rain in the area. Were going to do Allen - but with the bridge over the Opalescent being out and flash flood warnings, revised our plans for Dix. Slide Brook, Lillian Brook, and two brooks after the split from the Beckhorn Trail made for interesting crossings. Water was noticably lower on our way out. No views, but we were pleasantly surprised at the moderate grade the hike thru Hunter's Pass takes. Fun day hike with Ron and Nick. 44 of 46 and 103 of 115.
Great hike to escape crowds. I hiked in and stayed in the lean-to by the base of the mountain and climbed to the summit in the morning. The climb is steep but definitely fun. The slides around the area are unique and impressive. The view towards the Gothics is also one of the best.
I'm just going back in time to beef up my summit post logs. What a loser I am ...
I finally got a Fourth of July summit. It was still partly cloudy when I got to the summit. The sun would break through at times though. You could still see into VT. Good views, just not great for taking pictures because of the clouds. The way down wasn't that fun, because it started to get hot, and the bugs came out with a VENGEANCE. Being tired from a long hike, time started to drag on. You soon forget all the misery when you're back home though, and are planning another Adirondack adventure...
Climbed a few times now.Last ascent was July 4th 09.This time it was spectactular.Only half the veiws opened up,but they were exceptional.This was just part of a long day traversing the range over Hough and Carson,then breaking trail out after dark through several feet of snow.It was challenging...Jim Wallace
By various approach routes.
Hiked from Elk lake over the Beckhorn. Rain most of the morning with few views. Bummer.
Climbed this baby eight years ago, when I was only 9. I credit this trip/peak for my present love of the outdoors and Adirondacks
The sun was trying to peek through as we summited with moderate wind. This was the first trail marker we'd seen all day, having approached from the N. Fork of the Bouquet R. and climbing the other four Dixes first.
Climbed via Dix Trail from the Elk Lake Lodge. It was a long hike but definately worth it. The final push to the Beckhorn was totally exposed providing sweeping views in nearly every direction. Attempted to hike over to Hough but decided to save it for another day as darkness was only a few hours away.
Hiked with Paul on a 5 peak string. Did the entire Dix range in 22 hours. Summited Dix in the dark at 3:30am. No views because of the dark and blowing snow. Neat peak though. The Beckhorn was pretty cool. #32/46. : )
Also 9/29/07, and hopefully this winter 2008.
I've done all five both times, and the southern end of the range (3 summits) in winter.
Long dayhike, I am hoping to go back soon and complete the other members of the Dix range on my way to 46.
Climbed this on a perfect day. 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Took us just under 10 hours. We would have been out an hour earlier if we hadn't started climbing the slides, not realizing that the trail was just a little way up on the right. We saw a couple people coming down and a group of three at the summit that came up from Elk Lake.
We were originally planning on bushwhacking in and hitting East Dix, South Dix, Macomb, and Hough, before hitting Dix and hiking out to Round Pond, but we only had one day. It was a tough hike, but it can be done in one day while still spending about an hour at the top.
Awesome views of the Great Range!
My second attempt at Dix. My first try I pulled a muscle and dragged myself out. This time no problems other than it was raining on top and no views, about half way down the skies cleared and was a beautiful day.
Climbed from Rt.73 Great area! good views saw fresh bear tracks, a bright red newt and lots of cool stuff. the slides look awesome! I have to go back and climb those slides!
dix divided by five=five...
all five in one day!!
Spent the night at Plattsburgh, and had a little bit too much fun. Woke up a bit late, and got a slow start. Ended up jogging ahead with one other partner and then hitting the straight up section. This mountain was tough. Climbed it back before I knew about crampons. So bear clawed it up the whole way. Super windy, and cold conditions on top. To this day, still was one of the hardest adk peaks i've done. But as always, still a fun time.
killer views on a great, open summit....i couldn't have ordered better weather