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HikingIcyOff trailSnow

If you are starting in the dark which during this “wintertime season “ I would highly recommend starting with dix as it is a marked trail and easy to follow. He will learn on the way out that the trail from Grace, which will take you usually 2 1/2 to 3 hours out has numerous river crossings as well as unmarked trail that’s not easy to follow The entire hike including the 2 miles from two different trail hers took us 11 hours and 40 minutes. This was moving out of relatively average pace with not much time at the top as it was windy and cold it’s a fullllll day for sure! beautiful views through out! enjoy!!!

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Very challenging and technical this time a year. Leaves covers the already unmarked trails (dix is marked). Recommend if you want to knock out 5 peaks in one day or backpack. If you plan on one day, make sure to start very early, slow pace to be expected

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Thomas Khairallah reviewed The Dix Range to Macomb and Dix Mountain
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HikingBlowdownFloodedIcyMuddyRockyScrambleSnow

This was the most challenging hike I’ve done in the ADK. We started early and had to look for a good way to cross the first creek on the way up. The water level was so high which made it challenging to cross. The views from the peaks made up for all the scrambles, ice, and occasional snow on the trails.

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HikingBlowdownGreat!Rocky

This was a tough but very rewarding hike. Started at 6.30am on the Grace trailhead, still dark but it was a Sunday and the weather was chill 35deg so plenty of parking. Trail on nth side was a little tricky to follow in the dark, so we switched to south trail which was much better. The hike up Grace was good.. we stuck to the path up the side of the slide. Lots of blow down but nothing that wasn't manageable. As we reached the top there was a little ice, but rocks were still holding heat so lots of grip. Fantastic weather it was cool but the. sun came out and the traverse across the range was spectacular. From Grace we went to Macomb via South Dix, then back to South and over to Hough and then finally Dix. The trail home from Dix was steep initially but levels out to a long walk back to the car. We arrived back by 5pm after clocking up 21.6 miles. Very rewarding hike

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HikingBlowdownGreat!MuddyRockyScramble

Great Hike. If you want to challenge yourself, go for it, you will not be disappointed. As for my self , day started out in the rain, then cleared up, and the temp dropped. Going from Grace back out to Rt. 73, the trail can be easy to lose at times, especially with the fallen leaves. Best way to tell, if the ground is solid and firm, then you're on the trail; if the ground is soft, readjust your bearings.

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HikingGreat!

Beautiful sights! Pictures just don't catch the scenery. Remember no verizon cell service,.whoops. If you enter on the south fork end north of the river the trail follows up on the ridge. Look for cairns once you get into the hike a few miles. Doing the loop of peaks towards the top of Dix, the wall you have to get up was challenging. I learned too late you can bushwhack to the left to get around it. You will know what wall I mean when you get there. We went up it. Going down Dix heading out to Round pond was icy, we used micro spikes. The descent was steep and rocky for a few miles. Awesome views.

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nancy bennett reviewed Dix Range
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ELK LAKE TRAILS: The two trails on the Elk Lake Conservation Easement Tract which provide access to the Dix Mountain, Marcy Mountain, and the Colvin Range will close to public use on October 16 and will remain closed through Northern Zone Big Game Hunting Season.

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Bailey Benninger reviewed Dix Range
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HikingBlowdown

Hiked the Dix Range 10/10/20 starting at Macomb and finishing on Dix. Total moving time was a about 10 hours. Definitely recommend riding bikes to and from the trail head as it cuts down about 5 extra miles of walking. The start of Macomb was technical with the slide but nothing too difficult. The real challenge for us was from Hough to Dix- A lot of blow down and elevation after an already long hike. Views were great from all summits but it was incredibly windy... Like the kind of wind that can physically move you from where you're standing. The trails were unmarked pretty much the whole time and we did miss the trail to Beckhorn after descending Dix but the footpath was pretty evident otherwise. once we found our way Beckhorn was marked. Definitely a challenging hike and wouldn't recommend for beginners but all in all gorgeous views and a good way to hit 5 peaks in one hike!

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Jake Nicholson reviewed Dix Range
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Katie Myers reviewed Dix Range
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Seth Sevier reviewed Dix Range
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HikingBlowdownGreat!Off trailOver grownPrivate propertyRockyScramble

Great trail, I recommend doing it clockwise. Going up Beckhorn was very enjoyable, not too steep but a continuous . Beckhorn to Dix and back was the best part of the trail, both peaks are pretty exposed and have awesome views. I saw tiny patches of snow and ice in some shady spots above 4500' but that's it (for now). I found the Macomb slide easy to descend by shamelessly sitting down and scooting down the loose rock, the real hardest part is keeping on the trail once off the slide and following Slide Brook. Parking past Clear Pond adds roughly 2 miles of additional distance one-way, but it's just walking on flat dirt road.

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