Adirondacks: Whiteface Mountain

Hey world, I’m back. I have a lot to share with you about my life in general, but a few days ago my dad and I drove out to Lake Placid and went to Whiteface Mountain. Unfortunately, we didn’t hike the whole thing – honestly, it is way above our experience level. There is a road, called the Veterans Memorial Highway that you can drive up to almost the summit. It’s about 5 miles long?

The road takes you to about 4600 feet in elevation, then you can hike the last 200 feet in elevation to the summit. It is about .25 miles, it was not a hard hike my any means, a little tricky in places. But the view was spectacular.

When we first arrived at the bottom, the attendant told us there was no visibility from the top, but we already drove three hours to get there, so we weren’t turning around now. Took us a few minutes to drive to the top, maybe 10 or so. When we got there, we were greeted by clouds, literally being in the clouds. We were so high in elevation that our view was blocked because there were clouds.

We set out for the quick walk to the top and slowly the clouds started to fade away and we were greeted with a magnificent view. Photos do not do this justice!
Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks

Please check out the entire album here. 

There are some amazing shots. I’ll share my faves here. We’re off to another hike on Monday!

Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks

Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks
This is looking up from the trail, you can see the summit, there are two buildings, one for data collection the second has information on the mountain.

 

Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks
Here is a shot of the highway you can take to the top.

 

Whiteface Mountain, Adirondacks
Here is a view of the beginning part of the walkway, a nice set of stone stairs before to start walking up some rocks.

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