Wright and Algonquin Early Spring

March 31, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Decided to take a quick trip up Wight and Algonquin before the snowstorm that was due for Friday night.  When I left the LOJ it was warm and cloudy.  I made good time and reached the turnoff for the campsite in the first hour.  The trail was in decent shape although there were from what I could tell a few bare booters ahead of me that were starting to trash things a bit.  Around the intersection to Wright the sun started to make a few attempts to peak though the clouds and I started to think of the possibility of actually getting above the clouds on the summit.  I started off up Wright and caught up to a couple after a few minutes.  From there it was fresh tracks to the summit.  I was in the clouds until just before the summit when a gust of wind came in and when I looked off to my right there was Algonquin rising above the clouds.
 
Algonquin rising from the clouds
 
I spent about a half an hour on the summit in and out of the clouds taking pictures.  I could see some of the higher summits sticking up though the clouds and it was an amazing view. 
 
 
After getting my fill of pictures on Wright I ventured up Algonquin.  Once I made it to the tree line I came out of the clouds into a warm spring day.  There was a bit of a breeze but the sun was so strong it was quite warm.   
 
 
The top of Marcy though the clouds
 
 
Whiteface off in the distance
 
 
Iroquois
 
 
I spent another half an hour on the summit taking pictures in all directions.  The sun was so strong I actually got a light sunburn on my exposed skin, not something I'm used to with my complexion.   
 
Shot of me on the summit
 
 
As soon as I made it down from the exposed summit to the tree line I was back in the clouds for the rest of the trip out.  The trail held up well and I was able to make good time back to the LOJ.  
 
GPS track and stats: [url]http://www.movescount.com/moves/move28501666[/url]
 
Full Photo Album: [url]https://flic.kr/s/aHsjVS278N[/url]
 
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