4 Epic Days of Hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness – Great American Hikes Ep 2

4 Epic Days of Hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness – Great American Hikes Ep 2

Come along for an epic hike in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness as we climb Mount Marcy, Mount Haystack, Mount Colden, Gothics, and other peaks in this 4 day adventure.

Dan shoots amazing photos on our trips. You can find his work at: https://danieltornatore.com/

Music used:
Swamp Daughters, please show support by listening here:
https://swampdaughters.bandcamp.com/
Donโ€™t Upset the Bear, please show support by listening here:
https://dontupsetthebear.bandcamp.com/
C418, please show support by listening here:
https://c418.bandcamp.com/

37 Comments

  1. Mike Miller on October 23, 2021 at 11:31 am

    As an avid Adirondack hiker AND video watcher, I gotta say… if this isn’t the best ADK hiking video I’ve ever seen, it is right up there. Congrats, and thanks!

  2. Mackenzie Greer on October 23, 2021 at 11:37 am

    this is really cool and beautiful and i love you both

  3. David Duenas on October 23, 2021 at 11:38 am

    I definitely gotta try that ram bomb!!! N the trail.

  4. Molly L Kennedy on October 23, 2021 at 11:39 am

    WOW! This was beautifully done and super informative. Thank you!

  5. Nayda Cruz on October 23, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Love the new format. Love the narration. Great video I really enjoy the stunning views. Good job guys. I’m looking forward for more videos like that. Love it, love it, love it.๐Ÿ’š

  6. JosephSebring on October 23, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Well done! Some really sick shots!

  7. SH on October 23, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Great video! I’m planning a similar route in late Sept, however I’m going counterclockwise. Would be great to get your thoughts on advantages and disadvantages going both directions?

  8. Thomas Jumper on October 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Just stumbled upon this, excellent video going to head up to ADK this summer!

  9. NeilOwnsU2 on October 23, 2021 at 11:49 am

    wow

  10. Macayla Burke on October 23, 2021 at 11:50 am

    What is the waterfall called and what trail did you take to get there? Pushneck Falls??

  11. Andrew Bird on October 23, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Love it! what did you use for the map animation? Driving me crazy that I cant find anything like that.

  12. Bjorn Gudmundson on October 23, 2021 at 11:52 am

    I do a great deal of hiking in the Adirondack High Peaks and it was so nice to see all of the places I was familiar with.

  13. An Adventure with Nick & Rachel on October 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Awesome video! Thanks for sharing your hike

  14. Glenn Chapman on October 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

    No easy task doing all that with full backpacks. Great video, awesome….

  15. Jgencinc on October 23, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Awesome video and report. I think I would have thrown trowel guy off of the mountain. 10+ hours of trowel a day? Subscribed and looking forward to more of this.

  16. Half Done on October 23, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Nice addition of some Minecraft music by C418

  17. Steve P on October 23, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Fantastic job on the edit and the story telling. Really enjoyed it. Just found you and now I’m subbed.

  18. The Highpoints of the States and Territories on October 23, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Great Vids! Deserves More Subs. Keep doing what you do.

  19. Radiodog on October 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Just echoing what others are saying: great video! Really enjoyed the way you captured the experience, from the great vistas to the little ones. (Mushrooms, caterpillars, coffee, etc.) I would add that not every moment of the outdoor experience needs a soundtrack. I would’ve appreciated more natural sounds.

  20. West by God Adventures on October 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Awesome Video! Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Jake Borrelli on October 23, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Bondcliffs in the intro, my neck of the woods. Love it, Gonna head to the Adirondacks very soon.

  22. ํƒœ์—ฐ Minimal Travel on October 23, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Wow, beautiful scenery.
    It is a peaceful and beautiful place.
    Thanks for sharing the video. ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Keith Miller on October 23, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Fantastic work on this video. A buddy and I hiked a very similar route to yours in the Fall of 2020 and your film just perfectly captures the WHOLE experience. There are many people making movies of their hiking trips, but yours stand out. The flora and fauna, the vistas, the physical and mental battle juxtapostioned with the little details of your camp life and your gear…no-one else is really doing all of this. Further, your musical choices are thoughtful and right on point, capturing the interior emotional experience. Thank you.

  24. Jason H on October 23, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    This is the first time I’ve watched a hiking video on my own volition. For some reason I thought it was going to be around 30 minutes. Once I saw it was 52 minutes, I figured I’d watch it in segments. Except that I didn’t, because the video was captivating as the 52 minutes flew right by.

    While hiking and camping aren’t hobbies of mine, it was nice to escape to an outdoor setting and be a fly on the [rucksack] of your journey. The music was very fitting and relaxing, the narration was great, but aside from everything else, I think what did it for me was the picture in beautiful 4K. For one of the shots, the image was so clear, I thought Dan was going to walk out of frame and right out of my screen into the apartment.

    I don’t know if I’ll ever have the guts to have this kind of adventure myself, so it’s nice to be able to get a glimpse of your perspective: The little challenges that come with just trying to have a meal or set up to go to bed and the (slugs) struggles along the way; The sights from the tops of the mountains to the little rivers with interesting facts that go with them; The foreboding fears and concerns that I’d never understand if I didn’t witness it here; And the view of the early mornings and rewarding stars in the dark night skies. You really take the time to stop and smell the roses in between what must be grueling physical and mental efforts.

    Since this is the first video of yours that I’ve seen, I can’t make any proper comparisons. However, one thing that I think would be really cool to do for future videos (and hopefully wouldn’t be too difficult): I appreciated the map you showed us towards the beginning of the video, highlighting your trail path. If there was a way you could occasionally bring that map back up and show your progress for about 5-10 seconds so that the viewer can recognize how far you’ve come and what your plan for the day is, I think that would be really cool. No additional animation really, more of just a "You are here" indicator. Not essential by any means, just a thought. Great job!

  25. Gabriella on October 23, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    What month was this filmed? Amazing job btw ๐Ÿ‘

  26. mraza9 on October 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful video guys. Really well done

  27. Daniel Tornatore on October 23, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    The new format is dope! I love the narration.

  28. agnieszka adamczyk on October 23, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Oooommmmggg I love it, you are hikers/barista, amazing ๐Ÿ–ค

  29. SLEEPTLKER on October 23, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    This was great Robin, really well done!

  30. bkozel on October 23, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    SO GOOD!!! love all the footage especially all the shrooms and bugs!! The narration is excellent and I love the music too. I love this new format. Canโ€™t wait for the next one!!

  31. Elstadre8 on October 23, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    fascinating video, thanks for sharing, really appreciate that ๐Ÿ˜‰ , lets stay connected ;)! #supportthecreative newsub from me !!!!!!!!

  32. David Gough on October 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Well crafted edit from great footage. Love the emphasis on aesthetic vignettes, subtle tonal musical moods and nature sounds. Struggles are presented with a sense of perspective and restraint. I like the experential, sensory approach (as opposed to a trailguide or pure diary w endless selfie chatter) and the shifts in scale as well as between grandeur and the mundane. I get a sense of how to cope, enjoy and finesse the rigors, hand in hand with why one would undertake said rigors. Great, thoughtful style, keep it up. BTW re: no tent on shelter trips v. getting caught out between shelters? Leave the tent, carry a tarp.

  33. WumbologistPhD on October 23, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    This was really good! That was a great shot from Haystack when you zoomed into Marcy. What pack are you sporting here?

  34. Mackenzie Greer on October 23, 2021 at 12:22 pm

    ok robin no one told me you were A GREAT NARRATOR

  35. bkozel on October 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm

    Also please make an ASMR version of this video thank you

  36. Dean Moriarty on October 23, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Really digging your style choices for this video. Too many videos out there are loud, obnoxious and just "too much". The music choices, post hike narration with a proper mic, cinematography and editing are all very well done. It’s clear you’ve put a lot of thought and work into this. I’ve only watched this one video so far but I’d say your work rivals Kraig Adams, and is some of the best I’ve seen on YouTube. Definitely subbing and look forward to further videos from you. Thanks!

  37. Junie Park on October 23, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Love it! I would like to see Devilโ€™s path!!!

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