Hiking Hadley Mountain at Sunset
Hadley Mountain, at Sunset
So I just get back from Rome, NY and my boy Liam hits me up and asks if I want to hike Hadley Mountain. It’s about 4pm and I’ve been waiting to hike Hadley for a while so I said “Fuck it, wing it to win it”. So Liam picked me up about 5:30pm or so and we headed up to Hadley, NY.
Arriving at 7pm and making our way up, the first thing I noticed was how immediately the trail began going UP at a steep incline. With the first push being entirely uphill made of scattered rock and flat possibly slippery rock, this was no easy walk through the woods after a long day.
Making our way up, the terrain didn’t change very much until the top. Towards the top, a dirt path finally emerged after one of the many natural rock staircases.
Once at the top, you can see out in to the vast Adirondack mountain ranges, and even the Great Sacandaga Lake. Since we came at dusk, we got to see the the view as the sun kissed the mountain ranges with a beautiful hue of red and pink.
Hadley is one of the Adirondack High Peaks, you can register to get a number & patch online or just buy it if you’ve already done the trail. This is a must do for any local upstate New York hikers!
I recommend anyone hiking Hadley to bring some trekking poles to help you get up, you can get yours here and support Jmurrayathletics while you do so!