Nye Mtn & Street Mtn

Hikers:Frank, Matt, Me
Peaks:Nye Mountain (3895') (#45), Street Mountain (4166') (#31)
Trailhead: ADK Loj Parking Lot, Heart Lake
Trip Time:7 Hours (5 minute break on Nye and 20 minutes on Street)

We departed from Albany at 5:30 having our eyes set on possibly hiking the lower range. We knew that the weather was calling for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day so an 18 mile hike could be a long stretch. We didn’t have a fall back plan so decided to figure it out when we got up into the Adirondacks. We pulled over at the ADK rest stop and pulled out the map. The skies didn’t seem that bad but the more we talked about it the last thing we wanted was to be on top of a range in a thunderstorm. Also since Gothics supposedly has the best views we thought there might be a possibility of overcast at the summit. So we made a quick switch and decided to hike Street and Nye out of the ADK Loj. I had seen online that Street and Nye don’t have the best views so if we got to the summit and it was overcast we wouldn’t be too disappointed.

Me, Frank, Matt

Dial Mtn & Nippletop

Hikers:Frank, Matt, Me
Peaks:Dial Mountain (4020') (#41), Nippletop (4620') (#13)
Trailhead: St. Huberts Parking Lot, Ausable Club Trailhead
Trip Time:11 Hours (20-30 minute break on each summit including Bear Den Mt.)

As usual we left Albany at 5:30 with our goal of hiking Dial and Nippletop. I researched these two peaks for about a week or so to find the best way to approach them. Some people say going counter-clockwise and others say clockwise. Everyone said going down Elks Pass would be tough and it’s easier to go up it. So we decided to go clockwise, meaning we would travel down Elks Pass. The bonus of going this route is that our walk out would be down Lake Road for about 3 miles. We arrived at St. Huberts parking lot around 7:30, strapped on our gear and started walking down Ausable Club Rd to Lake Rd.

Matt, Frank, Me