I found this picture and thought I would share it with the folks that are new to slide climbing/bushwhacking! This was taken after pushing through about 1 mile of dense spruce.
We exited a slide on Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks last year and fought our way up a ridge. The day before our climb it rained and the slide was very wet and poorly navigable. This was NOT a planned exit. We still had a whale of a good time!
The lesson here: Always carry pants on bushwhacking trips.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.