Well, the southern portion of the Adirondack State Park in still completely snowed in. I had a chance to hike into Nine Corners Lake briefly this past weekend with Ron to check out its' current state and there was still about 3'-4' of deep snow pack lingering in the boulder field. The crux pinch on the Nick Stoner Arete which is usually unreachable from the ground was at eye level thanks to all of the snow. The weather forecast looks like this all might change in the near future, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
Ron and I were able to climb on some actual dry rock at Nine Corners despite all of the snow. We were able to run laps on the Popadropolis Traverse, Pop or Drop, and Try or Cry...all of which could not be topped out in the current snow conditions though. I think I ended up doing all three variations maybe 6 times each to the lip...which was still a lot of fun and a great workout for the fingers and skin!
Here are a few pictures from this past weekend. You'll notice that Ron had his snowboard with him...I think he was able to make it from the dam up at the lake down to the cars in about two minutes on the descent! I had to run behind him on my snowshoes to try and keep up...great excercise, deet!!
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