Route: Lake Placid 9er Challenge (NY)

New York, US
86.2 mi

Similar to the nearby Saranac Ultra 6er ChallengeJay Whitbourne describes this as follows:

"The Lake Placid 9er is a newer hiking challenge that was created in 2018. This challenge consists of 9 peaks Catamount, Bear Den, Baxter, Big Crow , Hurricane, Pitchoff, Van Voevenburg, Mt Joe and Cobble Hill. There is a ultra option to complete all 9 peaks in a 24 hour period . The route I chose consisted of 29.5 miles of hiking, 9512 ft of gain, and 54.82 miles of car travel between peaks."

There's a website for this:

"The Lake Placid 9'er, an Adirondack hiking challenge based in the Lake Placid, NY region, was created in 2018. The 9er's mission is to attract seasoned hikers as well as those who are new to hitting the trails, offering a chance to explore some of the Lake Placid region's smaller peaks, all of which can be conquered in a morning or afternoon. The peaks were selected to offer some of Lake Placid's most breath taking views, without taking the 4000+ ft climb that the popular 46 Adirondack high peaks require tackling. The 9'er offers a true Lake Placid experience, including unbeatable views of the surrounding high peaks and the popular Whiteface Mountain, a chance to scale an ADK fire tower, and a trip to the historic Adirondack Loj. Are you ready to take the challenge?"

Self powered:  Biking between the trailheads.

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