Big Slide Revisited

Now that we’ve climbed all 46 Adirondack High Peaks, one of the things I’d like to do more is focus more on photography while hiking. Until now, the hike has been the goal, which hasn’t necessarily led to the most photogenic times of day or conditions.

Sunrise over Hurricane
Sunrise over Hurricane

One of the best views we never saw in our initial round of 46 was Big Slide Mountain. Big Slide constituted in 2012 the start in earnest for our 46er quest, and our views were a sheet of white. Having already lost a day hiking because of a rainstorm, the views would wait.

So our first re-hike after our fantastic finish on Mount Colden was a pre-dawn start up Big Slide. The views didn’t disappoint, to say the least.

We meandered up the Brothers, stopping to gape at the light washing over the Great Range. We enjoyed the summit to ourselves for an hour before the deluge of late sleepers started summiting, so we headed back down for a hot lunch at the ADK Café.

Pictures taken with the Fuji X-A1 and 18mm f/2, 23mm f/1.4, and 60mm f/2.4 macro lenses.