Date: Mon, 05 May 1997 12:47 EDT
Subject: 1997 Hike #2
Another Adirondack hike is in the works for this weekend (May 10th or 11th).
Type: Loop (no backtracking).
Location: Keene Valley, near Lake Placid, NY.
Mountain: Big Slide Mtn via "the Brothers" (a series of lower peaks)
Starting El: 1400ft
Distance : 9.5 miles.
For those of you who were there, this hike is somewhat more difficult
than the hike up Phelps Mountain. The overall distance is slightly longer
(by about 1km). The hike is a loop, and the way back after reaching the
summit is easier than the way up.
When: Saturday if the weather is good, otherwise Sunday (if the weather
is crappy both days, then we'll try again next week).
What to bring:
Sturdy boots, 2 litres of water, synthetic clothing where
possible, gloves, hat, extra clothing for warmth (you may not
end up wearing it, but it is good insurance).
Leave early (i.e. about 6am) from Ottawa, travel to hiking location,
hike, eat supper in Lake Placid, travel home.
6:00 am - Leave Ottawa
9:15 am - Arrive at Hike start point.
9:30 am - Start hike
4:15 pm - Finish hike
4:30 pm - Travel to Lake Placid; Have supper.
6:30 pm - Finish supper; Leave for Ottawa.
9:45 pm - Arrive Ottawa
All of these times will change if we go faster or slower on the hike.
Also, if you do not wish to have supper at a restaurant after the hike,
then you can drive straight to Ottawa and arrive at about 8pm.
I will be away on business Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; However, I will
check my mail, so if you are interested, please reply. I you are interested,
please consider whether or not you are willing to drive.
I'd also like to keep the group size at 8 or under - a lot of people makes
for very slow going and there is a group size limit where we are hiking. I
don't imagine everyone will be able to make it, but if so, then
it's "first-come first-serve".