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The Saranac Lake 6er’s have inspired t-shirts, hats, stickers, beer and now…wine. Saranac Lake Discount Liquors, on Main Street in Downtown Saranac Lake recently unveiled its first 6er wine, Baker Mt. Chardonnay. The business will soon have a distinct wine and label for each of the 6er’s.
It is great to see the creativity of local entrepreneurs connecting their business to the Saranac Lake 6er’s.
The most important goal of the program is to get people out to enjoy the wonderful wilderness that surrounds Saranac Lake and have great experiences with friend and family.
But another goal is to increase awareness of the Saranac Lake community and its many assets, including its local businesses. The Saranac Lake 6er name and logo are trademarked and may be used under license and the proceeds from the licensing agreement are used to offset the costs of the program such as printing 6er trail guides.
We hope to see more local businesses tying a product or service they provide to the Saranac Lake 6er name. The 6er Team welcomes Saranac Lake Discount Liquors as it joins Bear Essentials and Grizle-T’s as local businesses who have licensed the 6er name.
So, you decided to hike the Saranac Lake area and are on the quest to become a Saranac Lake 6er. Awesome!
Now you are wondering where to start?! Do you tackle the ‘highest’ peak first or save it for last? Do you start with the peak the farthest from downtown Saranac Lake or the closest? Do you knock off the ones you know or venture off into the unknown ones?
Everyone has a personal strategy. But proven fact- people who hike like numbers.
So we broke it down. And numbers don’t lie- people love Baker Mt.!
Order of peaks by most popular start:
1. Baker (88 people)
2. Ampersand (68 people)
3. St Regis (51 people)
4. Scarface (40 people)
5. McKenzie (27 people)
6. Haystack (21 people)
Before you choose your 1st peak, stop by Berkeley Green in downtown Saranac Lake to sign-in at the 6er trail registry. Numbers aside, this is the unofficial “official” start to your 6er quest.
The 6er Trail Guide 2013 and 6er Trail Map 2013 are finally available online! Click these links to download the .pdf or visit the 6er Trail Guide Tab at the top of the page. Thank you to map designer John Barge and guide designer Kelly Brunette.
The trail guide is available at local motel, businesses who sponsored the guide, and at the Saranac Lake 6er Trailhead at Berkeley Green in Downtown Saranac Lake.
On May 25, 2013 a dozen people became Ultra 6ers! Since then 300 people have joined the roster. And it continues to grow every day! Click here to check out the roster.
Click here to find out how to become a 6er. Up for an extreme challenge? Become an Ultra 6er by completing all 6 climbs within any 24 hour period, beginning and ending at Berkeley Green in Downtown Saranac Lake.
Village Unveils New Saranac Lake 6er Logos
SARANAC LAKE, NY—Mar 1—The Village of Saranac Lake has chosen official logos for its new Saranac Lake 6er Program and will be soon licensing them to vendors who wish to sell official “6er” gear and apparel.
Mayor Clyde Rabideau commented, “We put four prototype logos out on our new 6er Facebook page last week, asking for votes and opinions, and we got back a whopping 12,000 views and 460 comments to help us develop our new logos.”
This, says Rabideau, tells the village that the 6er program “has legs and shows signs of potential success.”
The 6er concept was unveiled last month and comprises a destination tourism program whereby visiting hikers are encouraged to climb the 6 major peaks encircling Saranac Lake: Mt. Baker, Haystack Mt., McKenzie Mt., Scarface Mt., Ampersand Mt. and St. Regis Mt. All peaks must be climbed on or after May 25th of this year and those finishing can apply to the village for certification and receive a patch and bumper sticker, featuring the new logo, and their official number which is given in order of application receipt.
There are three official logos: “The 6er,” for climbing all 6 peaks; “The Ultra 6er,” for climbing the mountains within 24 consecutive hours; and the “Winter 6er,” for climbing all the peaks during the winter months.
Kelly Brunette and Jeremy Evans from the village’s Community Development Office developed the logo prototypes that garnered the votes on Facebook and then, using the many comments made on the post, Greg Moore, owner of Bear Essentials—a Saranac Lake custom screen printing and embroidery firm—made the final renderings from the winning prototype .
The village is registering the new Saranac Lake 6er trademarks and will license them to gear and apparel vendors in the weeks ahead in anticipation of the program’s kickoff, called the “Saranac Lake 6er Weekend,” May 25-27.
On the first day of the kickoff weekend, registrants will start at Berkeley Green and the first finisher to return and ring “The 6er Bell,” that is to be erected in the park, will be Saranac Lake 6er Number One.