Climbing the steep last section of the Diagonal Sl...
12th highest 46er, and among the easiest to access. Outstanding views of the Great Range to the west.
Easy access off NY Route 73 near Keene, NY.
Weather station 8.9 miles from here
2 Total Routes
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Eagle Slide 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b NY
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This is an excellent, airy route up to the summit of Giant Mountain. Around 1000 vertical feet of slab climbing on the scenic west face. Rather than hiking through the trees, smear up (generally) clean anorthosite and take in the views. This a short day hike relative to other ADK 46ers. The most dangerous part is scrambling up the colluvium in the stream headwaters--watch out for falling rocks....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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By Ian Dibbs
Sep 6, 2010
If wishing to do the eagle slide expect a challenging bushwack if you try to make a short cut through the woods. The forest is unbelievably thick in parts and super slow to get through. Watch out for rain, the slide is slippery and potentialy dangerous when wet ! Great views from top !
When you hit the trail at the top it is the common trail for both ADK (DEC) trails #47 and #48, they split about 1/2 mile later