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Old 10-12-2004, 10:43 AM   #21
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Street and Nye
Too much elevation gain, street/nye are only about 2000' total gained.
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:24 AM   #22
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Street and Nye dosn't fit not only cuz of insufficient elev. gain but in this puzzler you go along a strait line and S & N involve a T-junction.
Here's a clue:

trailhead, up 2700 feet (peak #1), down 650, up 550(peak #2), down 550, up 650 (peak #1), down 2700 to the trailhead.

By checking the map I realize my estimated numbers may have misled some folks. In fact, I had anticipated a quick and easy resolution to this one.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:01 PM   #23
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I kept coming back to Giant & RPR from Rte 73. But then I became too tired to look at any other peaks.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:12 PM   #24
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I think Giant & RPR involves a fair bit more elev. gain if trailhead = New Russia.
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:36 PM   #25
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If after having hiked 50% of the horizontal part of a there and back hike I had done 5/6ths of the total vertical ascension where was I?
You were standing on top of Blake
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:09 PM   #26
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You were standing on top of Blake
Attaboy Mavs! That's exactly where I was standing!
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Old 10-12-2004, 02:15 PM   #27
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Yah, I think we were running out of double peaks. Redfield and CLiff came to mind but there was too much distance between them to fit the %horizontal profile.
Way to go Mavs!
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:23 PM   #28
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I knew that! I just skipped out of my Adirondack Math class that day, that's the only reason I didn't get the right answer. Nobody ever wants to give up their notes. Jeez.
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Old 10-12-2004, 03:26 PM   #29
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That was fun Neil. Good job Mavs
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:12 PM   #30
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I have to admit, I wasn't really following this thread too closely, but when I read the

"up 2700 feet (peak #1), down 650, up 550(peak #2), down 550, up 650 (peak #1)"

It was a DEAD giveaway. I still occasionally wake up in the middle of the night (in a cold sweat) thinking about it. Not one of my fondest High Peak memories
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:26 PM   #31
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You guys have to try blake from the other direction, really. there are like 5 sub-peaks before you get to blake. The upside is that the trail is very well maintained, and not well traveled, so it makes for a beautiful hike. We did this despite 90 degree temperatures, horrible insects, and full packs. Needless to say, I still need colvin :-). My group isnt known for doing things the normal way. We attacked Cliff from Flowed lands, in the summer. All in good fun...

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:57 PM   #32
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When I was on Blake I noticed a trail, little travelled, leading away towards oblivion. It looked inviting. Later, I read in the ''book'' that the best views are to be had along Pinnacle ridge. Is that what you mean?
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