Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Hiking in the Adirondacks
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-20-2018, 12:07 PM   #1
Daddylonglegs
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 1
Nippletop and Dial next weekend?

Hey all,

My dad and I are planning to go up Dial and Nippletop next weekend and are wondering what the conditions there are like, and what you think would be the best route to take.

Anyone been up there recently? How's the snow and mud situation? We read on the DEC website that there's still 1-3 ft of snow higher up so we'll be bringing our micro-spikes and snowshoes.

We were thinking of doing the trip clockwise but read about the steep descent down to Elk Pass --- would it be treacherous or very muddy this time of the year? Would it be a lot harder to do D-N-D instead?

My dad has gone up Algonquin and Wright (when it was icy) and Sawteeth up the scenic trail and didn't think they were too much. How would Nippletop and Dial compare in difficulty?

Thanks for the input.
Daddylonglegs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
Hear the Footsteps
Member
 
Hear the Footsteps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saratoga County, NY
Posts: 124
Hopefully someone that's been there will chime in.

I can say having climbed Dix via the Beckhorn trail Saturday that there was no snow. It gets the afternoon sun like the slope up from Elk Pass to Nippletop.

Nippletop Dial is longer. My comparison would be, along with the plus mileage, you Algonquin but have to climb Wright twice.

Donz
Hear the Footsteps is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.