4,057 feet | ranked 39/46 in height | 23rd peak climbed
3,960 feet | ranked 43/46 in height | 24th peak climbed
Although we were disappointed not to have managed any May hikes, Erin and I were super excited to finally get up to the Adirondacks for our first hike of the summer. We decided on Colvin and Blake for our season opener because our four High Peaks hikes last year had been at four different trailheads, but none of them were from the AuSable Club. We have several hikes left that are traditionally accessed from the Club lands and don't want to leave too much Lake Road for the end. We selected Colvin/Blake over Nippletop/Dial and Sawteeth, because I'd read on the Forums that both Elk Pass and the Scenic Trail along the Lake were flooded, and avoiding wet feet is certainly as good a reason as any.