Great Range Traverse

Gary Fallesen

Great Range Traverse

Great Range Traverse

Matt Hager did a modified Great Range Traverse in a day on June 16. He did it solo. His report:

“When I began planning for the hike, I decided I wanted to make it a little easier so I would be successful. My hike began at 5:00 a.m. at the Adirondack Loj. It took me up the Van Hovenberg Trail to Mount Marcy by 8:30. The weather at that time was phenomenal. By 10 a.m., I made it over to Haystack Mountain. By noon, I had made it across both Basin and Saddleback. By 1:30 p.m., I was between the Gothics and Armstrong. It was kind of interesting (demoralizing?) to see a sign saying the Roostercomb trailhead (and my ride) was 8.29 miles away. The weather started getting a little sketchy at the time, since someone on Armstrong saw lightning, and I definitely heard the thunder. Around 2:45 p.m., I was in Wolf Jaw notch. I was on Lower Wolf Jaw at around 3:15. Walked down the last five miles by 6:00 p.m. I was moving much slower toward the end of the day.

“So all told, I walked somewhere between 22 and 23 miles, and climbed 8,000 to 8,500 vertical feet, and it took me just under 13 hours.”

Trail cleanup

For National Trails Day on June 2, we did trash pick-up in Hudson Falls at their town park complex, and covered the trail and trailhead parking lot at Owl's Head Mountain in Long Lake. 
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