This route has historically been done for speed from the bottom of the bridge on the lake side. Carly Wynn ran this in high school (July 6, 2010) in 25:02 and descended in 14:02 minutes (49:04). Per Aaron Newell: "It was buried in my HS training logs and an enjoyable trip down memory lane." There is not a GPS tracing available but for integrity of the route, this should be considered the time to beat!
The route is separated into two sections, the first one is smaller technical rocky footing, the second one is longer rock scrambles. Both sections are fairly steep, with close to 1500' vertical gain in just over a mile. The downhill is equally as challenging, as it's difficult to safely maneuver too quickly, and is often slick from pine needles, wet and slippery, or icy. A great challenge.
This route has historically been done for speed from the bottom of the bridge on the lake side. Also, Carly Wynn ran this in high school (July 6, 2010) in 25:02 and descended in 14:02 minutes. It was buried in my HS training logs and an enjoyable trip down memory lane.
That's awesome. I know some that do the bridge with their run, or even start from the footpath a street below Smith st., but people often miss the true summit of the mountain (as is the case with the Strava segment that includes the bridge) and only go to the old railway wheel.
For the sake of streamlining for anyone visiting Lake George, I submitted the route using the mountain stats they would find anywhere else- beginning of the trail to the true summit of the mountain. The approach isn't always part of the climb. The bridge is a great spot for pictures!