This weekend was spent in Lake Placid, where the Kilimanjaro Dream Team 2014 went for a training hike on Mt. Marcy, the highest peak in New York State. While there wasn’t time to make the peak and return before dark, we completed a hard slogging 4 hour trek up steep, rocky, ice covered trails before turning around.
The trip down was as challenging as the trek up. Trekking poles and ice cleats are a must for the next training hike.
A great opportunity to meet other members of the team and learn a lot about the realities of mountain hiking.