Street & Nye 2 (Winter)


March 2014

During the past few winters, I had taken up snowshoeing as an activity that would allow me to continue my love for hiking in the winter months. I had grown so fond of it, that I had decided to try a winter 46er snowshoe hike, and invited my hiking buddies that still needed to cross Street and Nye mountains off their list to go with me.

So they all rented or borrowed the heavy-duty mountaineering snowshoes with the heel bars and really aggressive crampons, and we loaded up the cars and headed north. We thought it would be fun to stay overnight at the Adirondak Loj on a Saturday, and then begin our hike early the next morning, after the free breakfast at the Loj, (at 7:15 AM sharp).

We then began our journey at 8:30 AM, and exactly 7 hours later, we were back again, having covered 9.4 miles of snowshoeing. The weather was blessedly perfect for such a hike. We got very lucky with little to no wind, and even a large amount of sunshine. It was quite nice to have a view at the top of the peaks, for a change!

The main gathering area at the Adirondak Loj, complete with the large, warm fireplace and obligatory moose head.

Topographic map courtesy of National Geographic.


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