Route: Tupper Lake Triad (NY)

Submitted by jstookey on Sun, 01/24/2021 - 09:10am
New York, US
14.71 mi
Vertical Gain
2,790 ft

The Tupper Lake Triad is a three-peak challenge near Tupper Lake, NY, comprised of Mount Arab, Coney Mountain, and Goodman Mountain. Mount Arab is the tallest peak in the group at 2,546 feet. 

There are countless ways to approach this challenge. One can choose to drive between peaks or use a self-propelled method such as cycling or running. Options include any combination of trails, roads, and bushwhacking to get from peak to peak. The included gpx track shows a rough map of a bushwhacking option.

The route must start at a trailhead and end at a trailhead and visit the tops of all three peaks, but other than that I think any route is fair game. Would traveling a longer distance on roads produce a faster time than taking a direct line by bushwhacking? The variability in possible approaches makes this a unique and interesting FKT route.