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Best approach to Haystack this weekend

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    Planning to hike Haystack Saturday solo. Iíve done Marcy twice and as such familiar with Van Ho. I know big drop and climb awaits beyond Van Ho. Interested in pros and cons vs Garden approach since it would be new to me aside from parking at Marcy field. Thanks in advance. Iíve done about 40 high peaks
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    I did Haystack from the Garden last year. It's loooong and steep to get there, but very scenic and not really a lot of ups and downs along the way.

    Long, slow, gradual climb for like the first 6-ish miles to Slant Rock, then it turns into a steep staircase to the junction w the range trail in a little alcove before the exposure begins on Little Haystack.

    It's one of the harder hikes for sure, but a fun one!