This past weekend, I proudly embraced life in the north. I went to a hockey game with some friends on Saturday and then on Sunday decided to brave the cold temperatures to hike 2 more high peaks. For the first time since restarting my attempt of becoming a 46er, I hiked with some friends. We met at the park n ride at 6:15 and began heading north. The temps were not yet at zero, so we knew we'd be in for a cold day. I kept trying to remind myself of the quote from Marshall Ulrich "Just because your hands are cold doesn't mean you have to say they are" I made this my mantra for the day, but I still made cracks about how cold it was regardless.
We reached Heart Lake at about 8:30 and signed into the trail head just shy of 9. We opted to carry our snowshoes and hike with just boots since the snow was packed hard. We followed the Heart Lake Nature trail/Indian Pass (I think) before veering right onto the Old Nye Ski Trail. This trail is unmarked and unmaintained, but easy to follow with snowshoe paths. It is up for debate if the snowshoe trail actually matches up with the herd path.
We followed the trail up a creek for a while. I felt terrible; I'm not sure if it was the cold, that I am sick ( wasn't at the time but woke up feeling terrible), or that my body was already tired from the Jillian Michaels video I had done the day before but I was sucking wind the entire climb.
|The very rustic trail markers|
|On the Summit of Street|
|The Amazing Adirondacks|
|very thankful for my new mittens and face mask|
|High Peak # 15|