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Street & Nye (With a Vengance)

02-24-2007

Submitted By Michael Virdone

The Mountains & Stats

9 miles with 3113 feet of gain
  • Nye (3895 Feet, NY) globe Mountain
  • Street (4166 Feet, NY) globe Mountain

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     After getting turned back last year after getting only Nye and running out of time I decided to give Street and Nye another go. We drove up from Syracuse in the morning and parked at the Loj. The entire trail was a perfect packed snowshoe trail (thanks to all that broke the trail ahead of us), however if you did get off the trail you would sink in pretty deep.

      We made great time getting to the Indian brook and crossing was a snap this time since it was frozen with a few feet of snow on top. Once we crossed we began the uphill trek. The snow cover made it easier to navigate the area affected by the beaver activity. We kept a good pace until we encountered the blowdown that would slow us for the rest of the hike (around 3500' approx).

      When we got near the Street/Nye col there were a few diverging snowshoe tracks. We decided to go for Street first. In order to get to Street stay to the left at every junction (and realize that you have to go downhill to get to it). The section from the col to Street had a lot of blowdown and generally tight configurations. Wearing a smaller pack would have helped considerably. To get Nye we used the snowshoe track that was at the summer trail junction, it led to the summit (apparently not in the same track as the summer herd path).

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

The hiking conditions were wonderful
We got some amazing views during and after the hike
The usual stop at the lumberjack for dinner

The Bad:

The crawling on my stomach to get under some of the blowdown
Bonking out on the way back to the parking lot

The Drive

It was an uneventful slog from Syracuse to the Loj and back in one day

Resources

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Resources:
  • Look at the pictures on adirondack journey for what the summer trail junction looks like
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