I had forgotten just how breathtaking its views are; after all the climbing I’ve done, it was nice to scan the peaks from the opposite direction.
No summit on this hike, but a good day out regardless. It was a good way to spend a few hours.
Sometimes, you are presented with a day that fills you with awe.
For something a bit different from my recent activity, here are some lovely photos I took under the Halo.
The Catskills seemed like a good option for distance and vertical, and additionally there are two over-4,000′ peaks which are part of the New England “115” peaks. (The 46 Adirondack peaks are part of that list, too, along with 48 in the White Mountains, 14 peaks in Maine and 5 in Vermont.) I chose to start with Slide Mountain, the highest point in the Catskills and an easy climb.
Winter is over, both meteorologically and officially for the 46ers, so Kathy and I toted around Keene Valley and Keene (New York) enjoying our last day here.
The summit was glorious — brilliant sunshine, no wind, and panoramic views. We stayed a half hour but could have spent all afternoon. What a glorious summit for Kathy’s first winter 46!
The forecast on our final day in the Adirondacks called for afternoon thunderstorms. While we had considered Cascade Mountain or even Dial Mountain as nice easy hikes, the overcast skies led themselves more towards waterfalls…
One of my favorite places was even more fascinating than usual after the recent cold snap and snowstorm.
I found time in between working and playing for a little ultra-wide 15mm shooting in San Francisco.
Records are courtesy of the Mad Platter, the record (as in LPs for you old folks) store in town.