Took the family canoe from Paradox Bay on Lake Placid. Foggy morning and COLD (for August) on the trail. Fearing hypothermia, the only reason that I kept going was because the structures on top were closer. Continued to Esther. The clouds broke on the way back from Esther, making for nice view from Whiteface on the return. Sunny skies for the paddle back. Whiteface sure looks impressive from the North end of Lake Placid.
I admit that we cheated and took the elevator back up from Esther. Lame.
Well it is nice especially for family but theres a building and road on top.
Tough hike in DEEP snow!! Took longer than expected, but we made it to the top and I snowshoed down the auto road while the others skied down. Cleared off enough for great views from the top. Windy and cold! Thanks Paul & Rick!! : )
Wow, I love this mountain!
Almost didn't make it after breaking trail in knee to waist deep snow for five hours... We turned around about 1 mile from the summit and right then, the dudes from the lean-to came up and started to break trail! it was awesome. at this point we turned back around and made it! thanks to the dudes in the lean-to!
Took seven hours to summit to go four miles!
climbed from the south from the Whiteface Landing on Lake Placid, awesome trail but seldom used.
Temps on summit were 5 degrees with about 30 mph winds -20 wind chill
My fifth winter summit!
The Trip Report
Great hike from Atmostpheric Research Center with Dave Ryan, up Whiteface and tagged Esther on the way back. No tourists, just us and a couple other groups of hikers. Took the trail all the way up; took the stairs and road loop back to the trail on the descent.
grab a slab of granite....stay awhile....noone goes there anymore, it's too crowded (thanks yogi)
50 degrees and pouring rain in the AM.
Climbed this one in a snow and wind storm. You could barely keep your footing due to the high winds (Mount Washington recorded wind gusts over 150 mph that day). That night as I relaxed in my RV, two trees came crashing down on it and did significant damage.
We made it, but we couldn't see anything at the top; it was too foggy.
Could hardly find the trail for the fresh snow and white trail markers on the trees. Great and tough hike on snowshoes
Started out at route 86 and had to hike to the connery pond trail then bushwhacked to brook slide to summit. descended connery pond trail from summit, it was poorly marked but a good trail.fun hike
Walked last part with retired ranger Pete Fish who was doing trailwork, walked down to parking lot and rode an elevator to a summit for the first time
My last peak for NE P2k
Climbed from nostandard side coming up the steep boulders from Lake Placid direction. Long 18ish mile day if I remember right solo + Dog, descended via Willmington train, skipped Ester for the time being due to the puppy.
This was my first DAK hike_ i did it with school group before school started_ good experience gave me a feel for what the Daks had to offer_ i took the Wilmington trail_ took most of the day_the firs part of the trail was the worst_hiking up a steep rocky stream_ good hike but would have been better without the slow hikers_
Awsome hike w/climbing gear on my back... started on a trail and ended up midway of the slide itself..after navigating 2 smaller hills, I followed the slide up which seemed fairly vertical and had some awsome views. Climed over the stone wall and found myself at the concessions and then finished off at the top .Great views but couldnt figure where I lost the trail.
After Climbing Mt. Jo, we drove up to see what the view would be like.
A long hike which eventually gets you to the road just below the summit. The east ridge was really icy so we opted to walk up the road to the handrail line on the west ridge. Very nice snowy exposure took us to the top. Skiers were skiing the upper mile of the auto road. Looked like fun! We went up esther on the way down. A nice little side trip and a great day in the mountains.
My first Adirondack and my first 3000+ vertical...I basically pulled into Wilmington and asked Tourist Info, "How do I climb THAT?" After hours of slogging away in the wilderness, I was such an ignoramus that I had no idea I would be greeted at the top by driving tourists sitting in folding chairs chewing on jerky. They truly thought I had nine heads when I appeared trudging to the summit. Got offered a ride down. Fear not: I declined. A very proud day for me on the mountain that started my obsession.
Long slog up this great peak. Fantastic views of fall everywhere. Hoping to ascend via slides ski trail next time.