Nippletop and Dial

Date of Hike: 8/22/14

Lake Road / Gill Brook Trail / Elk Pass Trail  / Henry Goddard Leach Trail: 13.85 miles  ( 4,550 feet elevation gained)

 Ausable Club hiker lot
 Ausable Golf Club
 Lake Road
 The coolest entrance gate ever!
 Lake Road
 Damn along the road
 Gill Brook Trail terminus
 The Gill Brook
 Nice little cascade along the trail
 Gill Brook Flume
 Gill Brook
 Gill Btook
 Trail Junction, left is mud.  Right, is mud!
 Elk Pass Pond
 Gloomy day in the High Peaks!
Some mud for you!
 In the 'notch' between Nippetop and Colvin
 Camping is in tents!
Trail junction on the ridge 
 Heading north to Bear Den and Dial
 Just another typical day in the Daks!
 Noonmark Shoulder
 Cool little Trail sign
 There was a fire several years ago and now there is beautiful new Birch Glades
 Henry Goddard Leach Trail junction on Lake Road
Security Ranger Station on Lake Road 
Great views from a golf course
 Nice place to tee off
Hole in one...

1 comment:

  1. Another of your outstanding reports, Chris! I do read them all, even though I seldom submit a comment. Anyway, I'm especially enjoying your reports about Adirondack hiking. I've just recently started doing some hikes in that region. It's unlikely that I'll ever visit all the ADK 46er peaks, but your blog reports provide a means to enjoy a vicarious hiking experience to those magnificent places. Thanks for sharing!