When I texted the guys a week and a half prior to my Adirondack adventure trip, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. All I knew is I wanted to get out on the splitboard and have the craziest adventure that I could in one weekend. Once they said they were in it was game on and the planning began.
I scoured the internet looking for the best winter trails, The coolest lines to ride down, the most intense peaks to summit and the best places to camp in the snow-covered High Peaks. It turns out there isn’t a ton of information on the web about backcountry skiing or splitboarding in the Adirondacks.
I decided to take a look at Caltopo.com, a website that I learned about while taking my AIARE 1 class for avalanche safety back in Aspen, CO. It’s a great tool for mapping out backcountry missions, you can add pins (like summits or trailheads), connect them with trails and add gradient shading to make it even easier to map out hiking and riding routes.