Happy (belated) fourth of July! Did anyone get out and go hiking? I did! I got a group of my awesome hiking friends together and went up to the Lake Placid area to hike two more high peaks, Street and Nye Mountains. It was a later start for me, meeting at Exit 9 Park & Ride at 7:30AM. We got up to the Adirondack Loj trail parking area at around 10:00AM.
The trail for Street and Nye is unmarked, meaning there are no trail marker disks anywhere to be found on the trail, however, there are rock cairns at certain points to let hikers know they are on the right trail. I started my GPS watch at trail register for Street and Nye at 10:15AM. There was one serious water crossing about a mile into the hike. We had to cross the Indian Pass Brook, which is normally no big deal. After reading some trip reports on facebook, I knew it was a bit higher due to recent rain so it had me a bit worried. Thankfully it was passable. We got there at 10:50am.
The trail follows Indian Pass Brook for a while, it was very wet and muddy. Finally we got some views once we were up higher. Turns out this was the best view of the hike and we hadn’t even reached the junction yet.
There were lots of fallen trees to cross over.
We got to the junction at 1:05pm.
Arrival at Street Summit: 1:41pm. The summit was wooded and there was one small lookout area to the left.
We didn’t stay long. Headed back down to the junction…round trip to Street and back took about an hour.
The walk to Nye was much quicker, got to the Nye Summit at 2:30pm.
19/46 for me, and 15/46 for Brendan. The summit for Nye was completely wooded, no views at all.
We stayed up there for maybe 5 minutes, but with nothing to see we headed back down. It was a wet, sloppy slog down.
We got to the brook at 4:37pm, thankful for a refreshing crossing! I brought my Keen sandals for the crossing–they made it a lot easier.
Finally saw Heart Lake at 5:20pm, which meant we were almost to the car. Heart Lake is one of my favorite ADK spots, I would love to spend more time here.
Street and Nye Mountains
Distance: 8.4 mi RT from trail register
Street Elevation: 4,016′
Nye Elevation: 3,895′
Total Elevation Gain: 2,356‘
Hike Time: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Gear used: Kelty trekking poles, Osprey Sirrus day pack, Reebok shorts, Noname Rackerback tank, Keen Durand Hiking Boots, Keen Sandals for water crossing, Smartwool socks, Garmin Vivoactive GPS watch