Missed a turn, took long detour back to the top and carefully descended. As a consequence, I got back to my car at dusk. A very steep, difficult climb for not that great of a payoff. The towers were interesting, but not scenic.
Route up/down: Mount Anthony Summit Trail (blue trail)
Of the hundreds of peaks I've climbed this ranks in the top ten for sure! Nearly 360 degrees views, no signs of civilization except for the Raymond Torrey inscription on the summit rock, just wonderful peak foliage scenery on surrounding mountains. My photos don't begin to capture the wonders of these views.
The climb, both up and down, was demanding for me, but so well worth it.
Route up: Long Path
Route down: Long Path, Deep Hollow Road, Long Path
Frank and I enjoyed a beautiful fall foliage drive which provided the excuse for making the long trip to finally climb this little mountain on my Adirondacks bucket list. The most vivid colorful views of all were from the summit. We enjoyed visiting with the numerous other climbers sharing the top with us.
Route up/down: Main trail
Traveling with Joan.
Numerous large bugs in the register box, all through the logbook, also a large can of bug repellant which worked well!
Nicest part of the trip was seeing fields of sunflowers, most likely cultivated.
Route up/down: Drive up
Traveling with Joan. The Auto Road was more exciting than any trail I've ever climbed. I was surprised that there was a trail to the summit after driving up the highest paved road in US, but enjoyed the climb to the top. Posed for picture standing on summit marker, but also climbed rock which was obviously higher, touching top with my arms and ribs (decided my balance might not be up to actually standing there at my age.) Experienced some altitude sickness on the climb down to the car (nausea and headache) so drank slowly, chewed Tums, and took aspirin in preparation for the very tricky drive back down around the many severe switchbacks and narrow, very busy road. Saw almost tame mountain goat and a raven on drive back down. Shared this peak with hundreds of others, but there was plenty of room.
Highest peak I've climbed in my life.
Route up: Drove, then climbed switchback trail to summit
Route down: Switchback trail to car, then drove down