A fun calf-burning climb up a newly formed slide in 1990. A great alternative to the popular traditional routes. This is a very challenging climb up the 1990 Southeast slide on Mt. Colden. Mt. Colden is one of the most popular climbs in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks but this hike will take you up a route where you may not find anyone else. You will follow the usual trail to Lake Arnold but instead of heading up the trail you will continue down the trail from the Lake towards the base of the slide. You will have to negotiate a lot of debris (not a joke) by either scrambling through it/up it, or following the woods along the side of the slide. Once you get past the debris you'll be climbing up bare bedrock which will test the strength of your calf muscles! From the top you will have amazing views in all directions across the High Peaks and will then take a much easier and more gradual descent back down to Lake Arnold.