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Region: Adirondacks
Type: Chapter Outings
Activity: Hiking
Posted by: Albany Chapter
Trip rating: B
Leader: Robert Priest
Contact Phone: 5184897472
Contact Email: RPriest001@nycap.rr.com

I need to summit these two peaks to get the Saranac 6R designation.  We will start with Haystack.  The first two miles are a gentle ramble through the woods with an occasional clearing.  After the trail branches off from the one leading to McKenzie, there isa short steep stretch.  There are good views of the high peaks tothe south at the summit.  The total distance is 7.4 miles with anascent of 1240 feet.  If we have any energy when we finish, we can go on to Baker.  This trail is short but steep.  After a brisk half-mile climb there is a flat stretch, but it gets steep again near the summit.  There is scenic view just before the summit.  The total distance is 1.8 miles with an ascent of 884 feet.
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