Sunset over South Dix Mountain - Dix Mountain Wilderness
Aim and Colvin descending South Dix, one of the Adirondacks most interesting peaks.
Dix Mountain Wilderness is perhaps my favorite "high peaked" area in the Adirondacks. Fewer visitors, fewer trails, some of the most scenic peaks in the entire Forest Preserve, dare I even say the entire Northeastern US.
However, relatively long approaches, some with only seasonal access, make this area far less traveled and photographed than other areas of the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
Dix, the highest peak in the Dix Mountain Wilderness, rivals the harder high peaks for length of approach with a minimum distance day trip being around 13 miles. Elevation change is also fairly significant with total gain loss near 8000 vertical feet, for just a single peak.
The most interesting aspect of the Dix Mountain Wilderness and the Dix Range is the plethora of slide climbing opportunities. Ranging from Class 2 rubble piles, such as the Macomb Slide, to 5th class technical climbs like the Hunters Pass slide, Dix offers a little something for everyone.
Pentax K-5, DA 21mm Limited.