Wright, Algonquin and Iroquois In The Rain

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Adirondack weather forecasts are usually wrong. Despite admonitions from forecasters claiming technicalities in probabilities, it stands that most forecasts can, in whole or in part, be discarded.

On this day, there was a ‘chance of light rain’. It briefly stopped raining about an hour into the hike; otherwise, it alternated between light rain and downpours. My views from the tops of Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois (normally three of the best views in the Adirondacks) consisted of exactly the following:

Rainy View from Algonquin
View from Algonquin

Luckily, it was warm enough that the rain just made me pruney and not hypothermic. It was also a great hike, as always, despite no views. I was out early enough that I didn’t see another hiker until on my way back. The rain muffled my steps enough that I startled more wildlife than usual, and the bird songs were particularly crisp and clear.

It did briefly stop raining enough for me to take one photo with my camera.

Waterfall near Wright Peak
Waterfall near Wright Peak

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