Albany NY Stake YM Outing 2001

On 18 Aug 2001, Young Men from the Albany NY Stake hiked through the Adirondack Mountains on one of the many beautiful days that year. The gathering began the night before with a sleep over, in light of the 5am start time. The early start time, however, did not keep the Young Men from staying up all night. A 2 hour trip took the one driver and 4 sleepers to the base of the mountains in St Huberts. Starting the hike at about 7:30, the climb covered Lower Wolfjaw, Upper Wolfjaw, Armstrong, Gothics, Saddleback, back to Gothics, Sawteeth, then down the 'scenic' train to Lower Ausable Lake before returning to St. Huberts. All in all, a great trip, covering 21 miles and appx 7000 ft ascent. A few photos follow. (please email james@maughan.com if you would like any of the full pictures).
 


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Looks pretty dark out there before piling into the car. Eric, Doug, Jaren, and Jameson.

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Catching up on the sleep on the drive up. Rumor has it they were up all of the night before.

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One of the waterfalls on the way up.

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Doug showing some rock climbing skill.

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Hang on tight on those rocky spots. Lot's of fun...

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We only lost one over the edge.

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Jameson showing the hard way up.

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Fixed cable helped out on the steeper parts on Gothics. Haystack is in the back.

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The victory shot.

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A few ladders came in handy as well.

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From this spot we were able to throw rocks into the lake, 500 ft below.

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Thinking about swimming, but not actually swimming.

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And 4 tired but happy young men. (Photograph taken by James from the ambulance.)