Day 2 saw a quick and easy hike up Baxter Mountain.
Hurricane Mountain isn’t one of the 4,000-foot ‘high peaks’, but it is a wonderfully difficult climb with an old fire tower at the top.
Despite our unpreparedness in pretty much all aspects, we made it to the summit. It was breathtaking. 4,627-foot Giant dominates the Keene valley to the east of the Great Range, offering spectacular sweeping views.
Cascade Mountain is, along with Mount Marcy, the most popular summit in the Adirondacks. It benefits from a relatively short 3-mile hike which starts from well-traveled Route 73 and spectacular 360 degree panoramic views.