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  1. Craig

    ADK Firetower Owls Head Mountain

    I arrived at the trailhead around 8:50 am. There was a local hunter that had just arrived and he was packing up to spend 14 days in camp (lucky guy). We struck up a conversation that led to the three dogs I had in tow. He had asked if they were Australian Cattle Dogs, and I affirmed and advised...
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    ADK Firetower Mt Arab

    This is a very nice family-oriented hike if you're in the Tupper Lake area. This mountain along with Mt. Coney and Goodman Mt. make up the Tupper Lake Triad, it's also one for the New York State Fire Tower challenge. I hadn't really hiked all summer, except for Little Haystack Mt in Buck Pond...
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    ADK Firetower Lyon Mountain

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Loon Lake Mt

    Loon Lake mountain is reported not to see a lot of foot traffic, and therefore 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...
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    ADK Firetower Spruce Mt

    Well, I figured since I couldn't make the meetup 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...
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    ADK Firetower Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain

    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 to do 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...
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    ADK Firetower Black Mountain

    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 it's easy to get to, it is on the east side of Lake George which takes a little bit...
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    ADK Firetower Belfry Mountain

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Hadley Mountain

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Cathedral Rock

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Blue Mtn

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Azure Mountain

    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...
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    ADK Firetower Vanderwhacker Mtn

    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. It's like reading a book, forming your own vision in your mind, then watching the movie in a theater, based on someone else's imagination. The trail is a soft gradual hike, from...
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    ADK Firetower Goodnow Mtn

    I had left the house early this morning for this hike, 6 am. 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 trailhead I began to wish I had...
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    ADK Firetower Mt Adams

    Dingo and I decided to head out to Hike Mt. Adams which is located in Upper Works of Tahawus. This area has always seemed eerie 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...
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    ADK Firetower Lyon Mountain

    The following is a pretty accurate description of today's hike. The dogs loved it, me too! The last time I had hiked this mountain was over 20 years ago with Larry Douglas, Bob Conway, my father, and me. We had hiked up and spent the night in the early '80s. Larry and I are the only ones still...
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    ADK Firetower Hurricane Mtn

    A nice mountain with a fire tower that is starting to be restored. At an elevation of 3,694-foot near Keene north of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. The trail from route 9N was drastically rerouted since I last hiked this. This is an open peak that now has some pretty awesome views...
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    Saranac Lake 6 St. Regis Mtn

    A beautiful day to be in the woods, and it was well overdue. A 6.6 mile round trip through some open hardwoods, and some spectacular views. St. Regis Mtn. is reportedly a popular mountain, but today there wasn't much traffic when I started. This hike is much like the hike to Scarface, a gradual...
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