This image of my friend Tom Rabbia was created from the top of Noonmark Mountain in St. Hubert's (near Lake Placid) during the month of December. Noonmark is a great little mountain with impressive views. Although it is easily accessible, the climb is much more difficult than you might think (especially in the winter). The view of the Dix Range with the stormy clouds reminds me of Ansel Adam's "Clearing Winter Storm," one of my favorite Adams photos.
Access is via the Ausable Club, and parking is across Route 73 from the Roaring Brook Trail to Giant Mountain. Do not park on the club road or they will tow your vehicle away. Head south from the parking area along the club road for about 0.5 miles. At the SE corner of the golf course you will see a trail register on a gated road which bears left (east). Follow the trail markers from here, 2 miles to the summit. Ascent , 2175 feet (663 m). Since the summit elevation is just 3556 ft., Noonmark is not one of the Adirondack 46ers. However, its views are superior to many of its taller cousins.
For the Shutterbugs:
"View of the Dix Range from Noonmark" was created with my Nikon F4 camera, and 28 - 70 mm lens (set at 28 mm), handheld: f11 for 1/30 s. Film - Kodak Lumiere (LPZ), ISO 100, pushed one stop. No filters.