On June 21, the first day of summer, I jumped at the opportunity to hike Giant Mountain with some friends. While I’ve spent significant time hiking in the southern Adirondacks, I have not ventured into the High Peaks Region too often, primarily because of the longer distance to drive for a day trip. With Giant, I added my second of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks to my accomplishments (Cascade being my first and only other 46’er).
The weather turned out to be perfect for hiking, with a high in the low 70s, and much cooler weather at higher elevation. The sky stayed clear for some incredible views of the other peaks.
While I’ll confess I didn’t lug my DSLR along as I often do on hikes, I managed to capture a number of photos with my iPhone 5C.