This trail head is elusive as it is not marked with a sign, nor is there a register to sign in at. Living so close to this trail I had taken time earlier in the year to scout out where exactly the trail head was. I prefer to know where I am going on the day of a hike, than have to take the time looking around for it (wasting time) that morning.
I did find some information on the hike online at lakechamplainregion.com. This was helpful and was a good starting point for locating the parking a
Took a nice little walk about in this area with Snickers and Bushwacker. I had never been to the area, even though it is almost in my back yard. I knew of the area through work, just based on the resources I had sent into it for fires and lost hikers, but never myself hiked in.
I was surpresed at the size of the structures that are built in there. The "Million Dollar Dam", and the Skeleton Dam are huge projects that were built about a 100 years ago. There certainly is a lot
I had wanted to hike this for quite some time. In fact, I had tried a few years ago in the winter, with no success. Today was forecasted to be a nice day early on, then overcast with rain later. I was able to get the hike in before the rain, without any problem.
I was hoping to get some company on this hike, and I had reached out to a couple local friends but they were scheduled to be out of town. I had then resigned myself to a solo hike, not a big deal as I generally solo anyway. Well, I
Took a hike up Lyon Mt today with great company, and earn the hike towards the winter Adirondack fire tower challenge. My son had mentioned he'd like to hike this gem at some point, and I needed no further excuse to take the time and oblige him.
The forecast wasn't to be a bluebird day, but it also wasn't going to be brutally cold, or to warm either. The previous warm weather we had created a lot of snow melt. That along with some who hiked during that time without snowshoes did a fair amou
Loon Lake mountain is reported not to see a lot of foot traffic, and therefor seldom mentioned. I think this has changed this year, as I have seen a lot of trip reports recently on this hike, and it is a beauty of a hike too.
The information at http://www.cnyhiking.com states the hike is just under 6 miles round trip. The entire hike is an easy grade, except for the last mile which is where you gain alot of the 1651 feet of elevation in the hike. The trail climbs a total of 1200 feet in tha
Well, I figured since I couldn't make the meet up hike on January 16th with a group from ADK Fire Tower page, and I really didn't want to get out of a nice warm bed on the 15th, today was the day to do something.
I have been working some odd shifts at work this week and it has allowed me time off during the week to hike with my son, who was also off today as well, so it was a win-win situation.
The trail-head to Spruce Mt. was easy enough to get to. Its about a 2.5 hour ride from Platt
I was feeling lazy today. My initial plans were to hike Spruce Mt. with some friends, but just didn't want to get out of bed this morning. So I texted them to see if they too would rather hike Rattlesnake Mt. in Willsboro. They were feeling lazy also, so we hemmed an hawed on a few different hikes. Long story short it was just me and the pups, and we headed out to Point Au Roche State Park.
This is a very popular area all year long. I was surprised to have only run into two other people on
I had actually planned to hike Bald Mountain today, but a lack of sleep and a late rise left me with fewer options. I had given thought of doing absolutely nothing today, as it was about 10:30 before I even got dressed.
Poke-O-Moonshine is a nearby hike for me, about 20 miles south of Plattsburgh. I have hike this mountain many times from the original trail off the former campground. While that is a direct route, it is a somewhat steep climb right off the start. In 2008 DEC created a new tr
This was a really neat hike. As with most hikes there is always something neat that is discovered on the adventure, to me it was the awesome views. I had traveled from Plattsburgh south, down to this hike. While its easy to get to, it is on the east side of Lake George which takes a little bit of navigating to get to. I'm sure there was a better way to get to it, but I took the north-way south to exit 28, then Route 74 to Route 22 south to the junction of Washington county Route 6. If I remember
This is a quick and easy hike, just what I was looking for today as I had a lot of other things to get done, but still wanted to get out and hike. This literally took all of 15-20 minutes to summit from the road. Not to mention that today, was a bluebird day that really made this hike rewarding as it was quick, and offered fantastic views of the high peaks and green mountains of Vermont.
According to topo maps this is only a little over 1750 feet, however as mentioned earlier, the views are
This one is off the beaten path, but pretty easy to get to. The Tower Road is the only dirt road I navigated, and was in really good shape and is said to be plowed in the winter.
Hadley mountain is a 2.6 mile round trip hike that starts to climb almost immediately after signing in at the trail-head. It is a gradual climb the entire way, with a few pleasant ridge walks along the way. The summit of Hadley is 2653 feet (according to topo), of which you will actually climb 1500 feet, give or ta
This fire tower sits on the summit of Cathedral Rock, located on the campus of New York State Ranger School at Wanakena, about 8 miles west of Cranberry Lake, NY.
This tower was originally erected on Tooley Pond mountain in Clare NY, which is north-northwest of Cranberry Lake.
For those looking for a easy hike, this would be the one. Even for a young family and their Nana.
From the parking area near the ball fields you pass through a gate on a dirt road. There was no sign-in booth
This is a post election day hike. My son and I planned this day off well, unlike the results of the presidential election. We knew that we had to get out into the woods and just get away from the buzz of the election results. Blue Mountain, in Blue Mountain Lake, NY was a great choice.
The forecast was for misty rain in the morning and then clear up in the afternoon to be a mostly cloudy day. The weatherman was partially right, it was a misty day. The radar showed the rain from overnight wa
This was a lazy day today. After sleeping in until 7:30 this morning I had to change my plans. I knew I wanted to get out and hike something, so this little gem popped up on my radar.
I have been nonchalantly hiking the Adirondack fire towers, something that isn't really intended to achieve, but appears to be moving in that direction. My intent is to get my endurance back up and, with my son finish the 46 high peaks this winter. We have 9 left to do, so getting in shape is top priority.
I found this to be a very nice hike. It was nothing that I had expected, I compared that to what I had read anyways. Its like reading a book, forming your own vision in your mind, then watching the movie in a theater, based on some others imagination.
The trail is a soft gradual hike, from trail head to the summit it is a 2.5 mile trip, 5 miles round trip. The climb is so gradual that you do not realize the climb is just under 1700" of elevation gain. The mountain itself is at 3386' of elev
This mountain is located behind what locals in Tupper Lake call Lumberjack Spring and was once referred to as Litchfield Hill and on some older maps can still be found as such, while It may not be ever an official name. A new trail has been developed by the DEC to mimic the one developed over time by users; it now clearly accesses the summit of Goodman.
This 1.7 mile, one way, hike is over easy to moderate terrain. Danielle wanted to do this one first, and she made a good decision as it is
This hike is 1.1 mile, one way, hike is over easy to moderate terrain. Most of the trail is rocky and has a lot of tree roots to contend with. The trail is fairly new and footing is a bit rough in areas, but quickly becoming heavily traveled. The trail sweeps around the steep western slopes of the mountain. As the trail steepens a bit, it continues to contour its way around to the northern slopes of Coney Mountain and then meets up with the original trail just below the summit. The last section
I had left the house early this morning for this hike, 6am. I knew there was rain in the forecast for the morning at some point, so my hope was to at least make it to the summit before it began to rain. It was a great idea, and in fact as I was traveling to the trail head I began to wish I had left an hour earlier as it was spectacular with this early morning sun hitting all those multicolored leaves. The leaves are at peak in the Adirondacks, and this mornings sun, from sunrise until it got abo
I have known about this little hike for quite a few years, but it has been typically to warm for me to hike, and besides we we're usually camping and that is my lazy season. The hike begins just off the road in the campground that leads to the beach. It starts on a blocked-off road in the campground (Buck Pond Campground) as marked on the campground map.
It continues along following Lake Kushaqua for about 1.25 miles until finding the trail junction on the right. This area provides several
I Didn't make my destination, but did have a great 5.12 mile hike in the woods. One person had gone in ahead after the last storm. Since then everything softened and froze making for not so pleasant snowshoeing.
The start of the trail crosses a small footbridge before hiking along a very easy to follow and well developed trail. The trail is mostly flat to the Hurricane Mountain Trail junction that veers to the right at just over a mile from the start. There is a nice lean-to located in this ar
Dingo and I decided to head out to Hike Mt. Adams which is located in Upper Works of Tahawus. This area has always seemed erie to me, an old abandoned mining town. Just like the many across the country, this place was once a prosperous mining community, like many before it, has shuttered its doors.
There are many mountains in this area, several are considered some of the 46 high peaks of New York. Mt Adams is not one of them, but offers some of the best views of the High Peaks, especially f
We had a late start to our day, which did not deter us, other than we did not see as much as we wanted, we did meet our objective (Gray Peak). We signed in at the trail head at 8am on the dot. The sky was a beautiful blue, with not much of a cloud in sight. As the day wore on this would change and gradually the clouds would role in, but not sock in the summits.
The trail was a hard crust of ice and some powder snow (less than an inch). This season has been horrible for snow accumulation. Th
Derek and I had originally planned to hike Gray, Redfield, and Cliff mountains. Like typical men we changed our minds while enroute. Actually the dynamics of our hike changed from the previous high peak hike, we were off to a late start, and snowshoes. This was the first time this season snowshoes were needed (required). We opted to make this a conditioning hike, and down shifted and took a nice walk into Avalanche and Colden lakes. It was a 10.04 mile round trip hike that offered some beautiful
The trail is absolutely beautiful when I did it in October. I would recommend hiking it in the summer, fall, or winter, or late spring at the earliest. Generally I try to avoid trails in the spring (mud season) at least until they dry up a bit. After the winter and during the spring they are quite soft and can be impacted by hiker traffic.
You'll have to let us know what you think about the trail when you do hike it, the condition you found it, etc..
Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Hiking Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: C Leader: Jeff P Contact Email: email@example.com While some restrictions have been lifted, in order to maximize the safety and well-being of all hikers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, ADK has put in place some Guidelines which you must agree to and follow if you participate in ADK Sunday hikes. 1. You must bring a mask and wear it anytime you are within six feet of anyone who does not live in your household. Please also bring hand sanitizer. 2.If you can answer yes to any o
Region: Adirondacks Type: Chapter Outings Posted by: Albany Chapter Trip rating: C+ Leader: Brad Schwebler Contact Phone: 518-248-5522 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This hike is 7 miles round trip with 1341 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Sleeping Beauty Mountain and a great view of Lake George. Bringlunch, plenty of fluids, and good hiking boots. We will meet at the Clifton Park park & ride on Fire Road at 8 AM.
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Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Paddling Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: A Leader: Don Socha / Peg Warrick Contact Phone: 585-455-2144 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Otisco Lake is one of smaller Fingerlakes and should have less boat traffic than others on the holidayweekend. So it should be a good choice to get in a PTFL paddle in July.It is about a 13.5 mile paddle without any need to shuttle. We can start and end at the same point. It is a bit on the longer side and with thedrive will take almost all day. We will plan to stop and eatlun
Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Paddling Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: B- Leader: Don Socha / Peg Warrick Contact Phone: 585-455-2144 Contact Email: email@example.com Who doesn’t like to goto the beach? The beach is always better with your boat; at least thatis what I say. Seriously… Hamlin Beach State Park is a great starting/ending point for a paddle. We can go up into the creek or out the lake depending on how adventurous the group is feeling. Plan is to paddle about 10 miles either way, but we will adapt to the group as needed. After t