saranac lake 6

  1. Scarface Mountain

    Scarface Mountain

    The first half of this trail follows old roads over relatively flat terrain through coniferous forest and past rippling brooks. Eventually the trail begins a steady climb. Side trails lead to an open ledge with views overlooking Oseetah Lake and the Saranac Lake chain. The other views on the...
  2. Baker Mountain

    Baker Mountain

    A short late morning jaunt. A bit cool today, temps were around 11 degrees in Saranac Lake with a 20 mph wind made it feel colder. We originally planned to do Scarface mtn, but with the bitter cold temps we chose something shorter in case the dogs had any issues. Both dogs did fine, and we all...
  3. Scarface Mountain

    Scarface Mountain

    The first half of this trail follows old roads over relatively flat terrain through coniferous forest and past rippling brooks. It is a very nice hike overall, crisscrossing over brooks and eventually gradually beginning a short steady climb just below the first and only ledge with views. Side...
  4. Baker Mountain

    Baker Mountain

    Baker Mountain is a very popular and short hike as it is basically in the village of Saranac Lake, and is really accessible in the area. The most difficult thing about Baker Mtn. is perhaps finding the trail-head. From Route 3 I took Mckenzie Pond Road to Forest Hill Avenue on the left. Follow...
  5. St. Regis Mountain

    St. Regis Mountain

    A beautiful day to be in the woods, and it was well over due. A 6.6 mile round trip through some open hardwoods, and some spectacular views. Saint Regis 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...
  6. McKenzie Mountains

    McKenzie Mountains

    A beautiful day in the woods. A 7.2 mile hike via the Jackrabbit trail. We had attempted this same hike from Blodget Road to Bartlett Pond on February 7th but turned around after running out of time and energy. We (Derek mostly) broke trail from the road up. McKenzie Mountains elevation is...
  7. Ampersand Mountain

    Ampersand Mountain

    Ampersand Mountain is another popular hike in the Adirondacks, and is part of the Saranac Lake 6 challenge. The trail-head is off Route 3 a little over 7 miles west of Saranac Lake, on the right is the parking area, across the road is the trail-head. When we signed in, we were the only ones on...
  8. Mt. Haystack

    Mt. Haystack

    Not to be confused with the High Peak Mt. Haystack! This one is in Ray Brook and offers a friendlier climb. The trail-head for Haystack and McKenzie mountain is on the right, off Route 86 about 5 miles west of Lake Placid A pleasant walk in the woods until you cross an old man made dam. From...
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