Miserable wet day with ice and snow in addition to knee deep puddles every few steps.
Great hike up the express trail. I did not find this trail steep relatively speaking.
Great day to hike up here, trails were in great shape and mostly dry! Hiked up Santanoni Express trail, which was a well marked turn-off with a cairn. The trail was unmarked, but easy to follow. Great views from the summit! I then hiked the ridge across and up to Panther Peak and then returned down the trail to Bradley Pond, making a nice loop with less backtracking. Skipped Couchachraga, as I was running out of time for when I wanted to be home. I'll get it another time. 8.5 hours round-trip. Here are my times, just for reference.
Trailhead to Santanoni Summit - 8:10AM to 11:30AM
Santanoni to Panther Summit - 11:45AM to 12:45PM
Panther Summit to Trailhead - 1:22PM to 4:30PM
Fine solo day in the Santas. #40 for me!
Couch, Panther, and Santanoni with Dan and Jason.
Summited Santanoni Peak 4607' during a weekend backpacking trip. Our group stayed at the Santanoni Lean-To after the hike in hiking a few miles on Friday, we summited all 3 peaks of the Santanoni Range on Saturday under excellent weather, stayed the night again and turned in on Sunday morning. The heard paths are in good shape, but they are muddy as can be and can be difficult to navigate.
Had a gorgeous day. Blue sky (mostly), no wind, not too cold. Hiked up with my husband. We got Panther and Couch as well. The trail was nicely packed down by people who snow shoed up a few hours before us. Fresh snow on pine trees. Had a beautiful sunset.
hiked with Couch and Panther. Saved Santi for last.
Done with the entire Santanoni range. Mud wasn't so bad since it was a low rainfall year.
Just revisiting the ADK 46 via climber's log. I remember this as the hottest day I've ever been in the high peaks. Complete haze.
The start of an adventurous day in the Santanoni Range. My sister's first ADK 4Ker. It is nice that the new/old trail comes out right by the summit. Headed out Panther Brook.
Hiked from Bradley Pond, descended to TS.
The plan was to bag Couch and Sant in one day of our winter trip. We set out to climb Sant... but with no trail, and no obvious route to bushwhack, we turned around (after an hour) and just climbed Couch
Great Peak. We hit this after doing Panther and Couch. Sun was about to go down. Can't beat it.
Climbed with Panther via Duck Hole Trail from Tahawus. A long, steep climb and all the mud didn't make it any easier. The views were excellent as we climbed it on a nearly perfect summer day. The whole Western High Peaks Zone has a remote and isolated feeling to it.
Hiked in a 3 peak string with Couch first, this, then Panther. Tough day. Beautiful views from the top. Lovely sunshine. Neat peak. Best of the 3 in my opinion. #28/46
A hard 15 hrs trek!!
This range really attracts rain, ridge walk was in drizzle but Lake
Harris ranger said it rained only briefly there
Both times great fun and great weather.
Can you say "false summit"? I kept going though, until I reached the sign. Tons of snow up there.