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about 4 years ago

Must Do

The Narrows are a must do if you are in Zion. Walking through the river is truly an unforgettable experience. There are plenty of places you can rent proper footwear and wetsuits too if you didn't bring your own (I suggest Zion Mountain School). Get a walking stick or bring your trekking polls, they really help with stability. Early November is a great time to visit also as the crowds are minimal and the water temperature is mid to low 50s.

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about 4 years ago

VIEWS!

Love this hike. I took friends on it as there intro to the ADK High Peaks and they were very appreciative when we got to the top. You have great views in every direction. In the fall it is absolutely amazing with all the popping colors.

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about 4 years ago

Crowded But Worth A Stop

This place has become a hot spot. Your best bet is to go on a weekday if you are looking for some quieter time. The jumping rock is great and there are cool spots for a picnic.

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about 4 years ago

Stop Here

I always stop at Cascade Lake on my way up to Lake Placid. It has become a tradition to take in the views, step into the lake, or on to the ice when safe.

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about 4 years ago

Some Of The Best ADK Waterfalls

This hike is a lot of fun. The bridges suspended above the river and right by the falls is very cool. be sure to walk out to some of the overlook points and look down as they have put glass floors to see the river flowing below you.

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about 4 years ago

Rock Scrambling Fun

Such a great hike in Mohonk. The rock scrambling is a blast as you climb to the top of the cliff for very expansive views. It is very common to see rock climbers around here also. There are some great routes to the right of the trail scramble.

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about 4 years ago

Awesome Cliff Walk

A must do when you are in Newport, RI. Really easy walk with beautiful ocean views. Make a day of it and check out the mansions, some of them are pretty incredible.

A CT Must Do

It seems as though most people who know about Sleeping Giant State Park, have been going there for years. Having attended Quinnipiac University I wandered the trails in the park for 4 years and it never got old. Shannon is right in that there are so many different trails combinations you can put together varying in difficulty. If you are ever in the area make it a point to stop in and explore.

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over 4 years ago

Great Hike

Very nice hike up in Beacon, NY. The hike up is steep and very rocky but it is super simple to follow. You will see a lot of children and dogs on the trails so this hike is very family friendly. The ruins at the first overlook are very cool and the overlook is good. I prefer views that are not overlooking houses or towns so if you head to the left of the old cable car ruins you will find a more forest/river lookout. Definitely try to get to the fire tower. The views from up there are incredible of the Hudson Valley.

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over 4 years ago

Amazing Views

Lake Placid is my favorite place in the US so I might be a little bias with this review. I have a leather & metal band with the Mirror Lake coordinate on it that I never take off. Regardless of my love of the area the views from this field and other areas along the Adirondack Loj Rd are beautiful. The fall is obliviously incredible but the winter months also provide some great photos with the snow on top of the mountains.

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almost 5 years ago

Great Short Hike

Mt. Jo is a great short hike to expose those not familiar with the Adirondacks to the beauty of the area. As Lucas stated this hike is great for capturing the sunrise and sunset because of the length. Also, when you get to the summit walk over to the left hand side and check out the views facing away from Heart Lake. You can see the town of Lake Placid, the ski jumps, and a little bit of Whiteface.

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about 5 years ago

Pics

Hey Timothy, yes I used a GoPro for this adventure. For the angles of the shots I just held the GoPro right by the water while my girlfriend paddled for a little. It was on the time lapse setting also (1 photo every .5 second) so I could capture the water coming off the paddle. For the other angles I simple just held it up in the air and tilted it downward a little.

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over 5 years ago

Great 2.5 hour hike on the NJ/PA border. The summit can be a bit crowded on weekends but there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view. After the rocky climb up (about 450 ft) be on the lookout of some great openings to the right. You can snap photos with the "gap", river, and summit all in one. I would recommend trekking poles as well, the hike back down can be very steep at time.