Giant and Rocky Peak via Ridge Trail completed a day hike of Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge in the Giant Mountain Wilderness Area on 20 June 2009. Our group began at the Chapel Pond trailhead on Route 73 in Keene Valley, NY and hiked the Ridge Trail 3.0 miles in to Giant Mountain, an ascent of 3,050 ft. We continued on to Rocky Peak Ridge and returned to Chapel Pond via the same route.


Mt Baker Winter Hike

On 29 December 2008 a team from climbed Mt. Baker as a casual winter day hike to conclude our 4th Annual Lake Placid Trip, organized by Burgess (Mis)Adventures.

Mt. Baker is part of the McKenzie Mountain Wilderness in Essex County, just north of the village of Saranac Lake, New York. The trailhead is easily accessible be car, although it can be a bit tricky to navigate the winding roads off of Rt. 86. At only 0.9 miles to the summit from the trailhead at the north end of Moody Pond, Mt. Baker is a great family hike with excellent views of the Moose and McKenzie Mountains, many Adirondack High Peaks, and some pretty Adirondack lakes.

Direct video link to Mt. Baker winter hike