After a full weekend of hiking decided to drive up Whiteface Mountain to see if the spotted sunlight would give me some decent vistas.

The drive up Veterans’ Memorial Highway to the top of Whiteface Mountain—New York’s fifth-highest peak at 4,867’—isn’t your typical automotive experience it is reasonable, nothing that is going you make you nervous if you are an experienced driver. The paved road rises over 2,300 feet in five miles from the Toll House.

The final (vertical) 267-foot hike up the summit might stimulate the nerves a bit. But well worth it.

Whiteface Mountain is the fifth-highest mountain in the U.S. state of New York, and one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Set apart from most of the other High Peaks, the summit offers a 360-degree view of the Adirondacks and clear-day glimpses of Vermont and even Canada, where the skyscrapers of Montreal, 80 miles (130 km) away, can be seen on a very clear day. Located in the town of Wilmington, about 13 miles (21 km) from Lake Placid, the mountain’s east slope is home to a major ski area which hosted the alpine skiing competitions of the 1980 Winter Olympics. Unique among the High Peaks, Whiteface features a developed summit and seasonal accessibility by motor vehicle.

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