Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hiking Lake Placid’s Adirondacks

A consultant for the Blackstone Group in New York, Steven Saslow advises on macro, fixed-income, commodity and emerging market investment strategies. Away from the Blackstone Group, Steven Saslow enjoys the outdoors and hiking through Lake Placid’s Adirondacks.

Home to the 46 High Peaks Wilderness area, the Adirondacks feature summits higher than 4,000 feet. Specifically, the Lake Placid region offers picturesque waterfalls, historic sites, and panoramic views atop its many peaks.

Hikers interested in a memorable water experience may head to High Falls Gorge, where the Ausable River creates 600 feet of cascading waterfalls. Open year-round, the trail, which features a variety of crossing bridges and platforms to reach the destination, allows hikers to set their own pace.

To enjoy a view of the High Peaks, visitors often trek through the south side of Mount Van Hoevenberg. The 4.4-mile path consists of level terrain, until hikers reach the wooded hillside, which requires a simple climb upwards to open ledges. From there, individuals can take in views of the High Peaks to the south.                            

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