Saturday, March 7, 2015

Giant and RPR. 2015-03-07

Saturday, March 7, 2015

  • Big thanks to Sylvie and friend for giving me a ride to the Zander Scott trail-head. 
  • Trail was hard-packed to Giant and soft-packed trail to RPR.
  • Not much of a day for views.
  • Met many ADK HP  forum members along the way (Hello again!)
  • Burnt through a handful of dates a little too fast and had a minor bonk while returning from Giant (mitigated with Skittles).
  • Calorie deficit was (more than) replenished at the ADK HP's Winter Gathering.
  • **Excellent conditions** for glissading allowed for a speedy descent (~42m). Passed someone who quipped "You look like you're having too much fun!" 
  • 12th visit to Giant but still 3 short of "Giant Mtn. Grid" completion.
  • Personal best time for the two peaks (4h).
  • While waiting for coffee & friend, I watched the many ice climbers practicing nearby and climbing high above the valley.

Climbers on Round Mountain.

Climbers on Chapel Pond Slab.

Ice-climbing school.


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