Today I was an accomplice to Spencer as he continues his trek to climb every named peak in the Adirondack Park. Six of us set out on a traverse in the Hudson River Gorge Primitive Area to hike Black Mountain, Middle Mountain and Fox Hill before crossing the old railroad trestle over the Hudson River and finishing our hike on the Northwoods Club Road.
It was a beautiful day to be out and we took full advantage of the day. The route turned out to be a good one. We found several viewpoints on Black Mountain and a fine one at the end of the day on Fox Hill. Middle Mountain didn't turn up any views for us, but it counted as a peak.
|The southern ridge on Black Mountain|
|The prize view of the day... the mighty Hudson River from Fox Hill.|
|Rev's eyes are closing as we soak up the sun and view on Fox Hill.|
|The group didn't want to leave this spot.|
|The Hudson River Crossing|
|She's heading home|
Hike Distance: 7.1 miles
Total Vertical Gain: ~1300'
Hike Time: 6 hours, 45 minutes, including multiple stops
|Today's route... south to north|
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