Rocky Peak Ridge & Giant Mtn

Hikers:Frank, Matt, Me
Peaks:Giant Mountain (4627') (#12), Rocky Peak Ridge (4420') (#20)
Trailhead:Zander Scott (Ridge Trail)
Trip Time:9.5 Hours (40 minute break on each summit)

We left Albany around 6:15 AM and headed North to Adirondack State Park. We mapped out our hike earlier in the week. This was our first hike in our quest to conquer the 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. We parked our Jeep on the side of Rt. 73 and gathered our gear together. We arrived at the Zander Scott Trailhead (formerly known as the Ridge Trail) around 8:15 AM to start our hike of Giant Mt. & Rocky Peak Ridge. The skies were clear and the temperature was around 70°.

Matt, Me, Frank

Treadway Mountain

Hikers:Frank, Me
Peaks:Treadway Mountain (2248')
Trailhead:South end of Putnam Pond
Trip Time:3.5 hrs (30 minutes break on summit)

Frank and I decided to venture on a hike near Putnam Pond that my father had done over Fathers day weekend. My father cut off two miles of flat ground hiking by having us drop them off on the other side of Putnam Pond with the fishing boat. So my brother drove Frank and me over to the Putnam Pond boat trailhead around 11:30. We had both recently purchased hydration packs and those were very rewarding to have on this hike where the temperature was in the high 70's F.

Me and Frank with Putnam Pond in the background