Great hike.First time through Indian Pass.Bushwhackrd in from Wallface pond.Hit the false summit on the left ,then hiked the ridge to the marked summit.Great day hiking in the Adirondacks
#118? Yes,I'm counting the NE 111 (below the St. Lawrence), plus the 2 added in 1976 in NH, plus the 2 added in 1996 in ME (now the 111 is 115). Mt. Jacques Cartier on the Gaspe. Wildcat "E" (before 1976?) Wildcat "D" (after 1976?).
(I'm #400 on the NE 111 club & USA 50 State Highpoint club #111).
I'm glad there was a sign on the top, so I didn't have to keep walking around!
Rough, wet trail even by ADK standards. The bushwack was actually a bit easier than the trail into Wallface Pond because there was so much standing water on the trail. Our day turned out to be a minor disaster including broken trekking poles, torn gaiters, falls into rapid streams, and a lost camera. If it weren't for the GPS, we would have had a hard time even getting back from the peak as we were caught after dark and a steady rain had turned into wet, heavy snow. A late, late return home coupled with the lost camera ensured I was in deep doo doo. If anyone finds the camera in the spring, please let me know. It's a Pentax and is somewhere near where the trail ends around Wallface Pond.
First trip with friends as a day hike and the winter trip as a solo backpack bushwhacking up from Indian Pass just above the Wallface Lean-to.
This is a great hike. I highly reccomend it to anyone up for an adventure. Really no herd path, so bring a compass. The summit sign is up there, and spelled incorrectly.