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Saranac Lake 6er mountain hiking program gets official logos

Saranac Lake 6er logos

Saranac Lake 6er logos

— 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.

“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,” Mayor Clyde Rabideau said.

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 six 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 25 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.

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