Summit of Noonmark: Dix behind Alex, Steve and Josh, Bear Den, Dial and Nipple Top to the right.
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Mark has some of the best all around views in the High Peaks Region,
be accessed from the Dix Trail (about 6.6 miles round trip) off route 73 south of Keene Valley,
and from the Ausable Club (slightly shorter hike). At 3,556 feet, Noon
is not one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks over 4,000 ft. However, some
strenuous scrambling over rock during the last mile prevents us from
it among the family hikes, at least where it involves young kids. At
feet, Dix is the sixth highest of the High Peaks, and can be accessed
the Dix Trail (about 13.2 miles), or from Elk Lake. Steve & Dan
the former in late Aug. '01, and the Gods responded with cloudiness,
into a driving rain, obscuring all views from the summit. It happens.
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