Big Slide Mountain {Adirondack Engagement Hike}

Any engagement that ends with a high peak summit and a curious Pine Marten is my kind of shoot. When Mike and Brandi contacted me about shooting their wedding in the mountains I silently high fived myself at the thought of working with them in such a beautiful location. We started planning the engagement shoot that would possibly include hiking a high peak. They both have completed all 46 Adirondack high peaks. I on the other hand have kinda sorta completed one. Whiteface foiled summit plans by sticking its head in the clouds. So I’m officially at zero. We picked a date and hoped for snow, and as it turns out there was a storm the day before I arrived. I got lucky. The town of Lake Placid didn’t though. They lost power overnight. We were to shoot the engagement photos on Sunday and hike Big Slide on Monday.

The hike started off snowy and hazy. I was plenty satisfied with this alone but as the hours went by the sky cleared and the view became crisp.

the brothers

Three Brothers Mountain to Big Slide in the Adirondack High Peaks region

Adirondack High Peaks

Closing in on Big Slide from Three Brothers. The summit is directly over Mike’s head.

high peaks hiking

Finally some snow covered trees.

The Brothers

Three Brothers Peaks

high peaks hiking

Big Slide Mountain

big slide .3 to go

The last .3 up Big Slide Mountain in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains

big slide summit

Summit time on Big Slide and a jacket change.

summit time on Big Slide Mountain

Big Slide summit

pine marten

The Big Slide Pine Marten

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Pine Marten at the summit of Big Slide

butt sliding big slide

The fastest way down and most fun.

Big Slide Mountain Desent

Heading down Big Slide

Big Slide winter adirondack hiking

Headed back to the Garden.

Adirondack High Peaks Range

The view from Three Brothers.

loj road engagement photos

{Loj Road} Ignoring how nasty the wind was and going for it.

mt ho trail

{Mount Van Hoevenberg} I loved this spot.

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