We made this on one of our last skis of the season (4/8/17). There was still plenty of snow. That’s why the highway is popular early and late in the winter: it doesn’t need much snow to be skiable.
We made this short video on April 3, 2017, on a ski descent of Mount Marcy. This is a fun cruise along Phelps Brook. It’s pretty mellow, but watch out for rocks!
Kevin “MudRat” MacKenzie posted this video on YouTube after climbing the Skinny Slide on Upper Wolfjaw Mountain in search of early-season ice. He was accompanied by Don Mellor, author of Blue Lines: An Adirondack Ice Climber’s Guide, as well as Anthony Seidita and Rodrigo Solar. MudRat writes us in an email: “The transition from the warm to cold weather climbing season often finds me taking a break from lofty ambitions in the High Peaks. It is a time to prepare for winter. Firewood needs to be stacked and various projects need a finishing touch. “As the first snows of >>More
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