Capturing the sunrise on Phelps Mountain in New York State is breathtaking

Capturing the sunrise on Phelps Mountain in New York State is breathtaking

If you're looking for a good adventure, consider climbing a mountain at night to capture the early morning sunrise.

As usual, it's necessary to bring all the proper supplies - food, water, extra clothing, first aid, etc. And don't forget your headlamp and flashlight!

It's also a good idea to have someone accompany you on your trek in case of an emergency. Although it may be difficult to convince yourself to climb a peak in the middle of the night, the reward at the end is well worth the effort.


Let me share with you my personal experience, hiking up Phelps Mountain in the Adirondack High Peaks of Northern New York State to capture the sunrise:

It was a Thursday night at Clarkson University and I had no Friday classes. I wanted to go on an adventure, so I checked the weather. The forecast called for clear blue skies, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to catch a sunrise from the top of one of the Adirondack Peaks.

It was almost midnight in mid-October and instead of going bed, my friend Garth and I decided to gather our belongings, get in the car, and drive to the Adirondack Park. After a 2 hour drive, we parked at the Adriondack Loj and began our trek up Phelps Mountain with the light of our headlamps. It was a cool night, nearly 20 degrees, but everything was still and silent.

All that could be heard were our footsteps as we made are ascent to the summit. Our timing was perfect as we reached the Phelps summit at 6am. We captured it all on camera, so check out the pictures if you’d like to take a glance at what we saw.

The sight was breathtaking…


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