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Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures
by Rhonda and George Osterag (Falcon Guides)
© 2009 Rhonda and George Osterag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Well marked, moderate trail. Fairly crowded on nice weekends. Steady climb with some scrambling towards the top. About an hour to the top for a great view.
The first half of this trail is easy as pie, the last 1/2 mile is grueling ESPECIALLY in wet/almost icy conditions. INCREDIBLE view at fire lookout, with 360 shots at all of the surrounding lakes and mountains
Moderately steep trail in places. Don't do after the rain. The exposed bedrock gets slippery. At a moderate pace, took 4 hours. Well worth doing for the view from the fire tower on top. Bring a sweatshirt. It's windy and colder up in the tower.
Started out as a partly-sunny to overcast day...weather report said "chance" of showers. At approximately a half hour to the top (the hardest part of the trail) it started to pour with lightning and thunder. When we finally reached the top there wasn't a reason to linger since it was foggy. Overall, a lack luster experience. Not the mountain's fault - only the poor planners hiking up!
Great hike !
Not too long around 4 hours round trip and not difficult but the view at the top of the tower is gorgeous !
Take a wind coat because the wind is freezing at the top of the tower and you want to stay as long as possible to enjoy the view and take pictures.
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