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Conant stands near a sign at a trail convergence. Photo: Phil Duggan
Conant stands near a sign at a trail convergence. Photo: Phil Duggan

A hike through Elk Pass

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Summer intern Conant Neville took advantage of the nice weather last weekend to get some hiking in the Adirondacks. He sends this audio postcard from Elk Pass in Keene, on his way down from Nippletop and Dial.

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Conant Neville
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Elk Pass connects hikers to several high peaks in the Colvin Range including Mt. Colvin and Nippletop Mt. Last Saturday Conant Neville left the sunny Canton bright and early to get a jump on his day of hiking two high peaks in the Adirondacks. Adirondack peaks qualify as "high peaks" if they are over 4000 feet. There are 46 high peaks. 

Leaving from the parking lot at the Ausable club, his 14-mile hike included hikes to and from the trailhead via the Lake Road, a trail up Nippletop Mt (4593 ft) that traverses to Dial Mt. (4003 ft) and then back down to the Lake Road via Elk Pass and the Gill Brook Trail.  

Small waterfall and swim hole along the Gills Brook Trail. Photo: Conant Neville
Small waterfall and swim hole along the Gills Brook Trail. Photo: Conant Neville
Misty morning fog and cloudcover gave way to sunshine as he hiked the two high peaks, and the afternoon turned out splendidly for Conant and his hiking partners. The crew even stopped for a cool-down dip under a small waterfall on the way down through Elk Pass.

With these two summits, Conant brings his total of high peak climbs to 16. He hopes to bag all 46 before he graduates this year.

 

 

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