Paul finds the shoelaces too long on his brand new, stiff hiking boots. This will be just the start of the day's troubles for him
Getting ready at Adirondak Loj
Hiking in to Marcy Dam
The ascent. Rick is also having new boot related foot trouble
Whiteface, looking great from any angle
The summit is in sight but still oh, so far away. Note the blowing snow
The final summit push
Exposed to strong wind now, we put on all our warm stuff
And then there were three... with the ever worsening conditions, only Markus, Marty and Elan push on, but not for long.
We eventually make it within 200m or so of the summit, but the weather is now so fierce that we give up.
Obligatory group photo by an almost buried sign post, showing how deep the snow is
Do not proceed beyond this point...
The hike out. The weather is getting steadily worse.
Can't win 'em all
Obligatory "sign out" picture time-stamps the end of the hike
Paul, post ordeal
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