We wandered the shoreline a bit and then stopped at an open rock, enjoying a snack and the solitude. We then turned around, retracing our steps back to the truck. 3 miles RT.
Friday, September 30, 2016
After doing some exploring earlier in the day my dad and I decided to do one more short hike because it was such a gorgeous day. Being in the Schroon Lake area and knowing that his feet don't really allow him to do any mountains, we decided to do a hike to Goose Pond in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Parked at the official end of Crane Pond Road at the trail register and hiked the road in. Passing by and eventually crossing Alder Creek.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
My dad and I went out and explored a new area of state land, formerly owned by the Ragged Mountain Club, along The Branch in North Hudson. The Branch is a fast flowing trout stream that flows out of Elk Lake and eventually empties into the Schroon River. We parked at a new DEC parking area along the west side of Elk Lake Road and followed an old logging road north and west.
A short distance in, we passed a large clearing with great views south towards the mountains in the Hoffman Wilderness.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Snowy Mountain has been on my "to do" list for quite some time, but it always seems to get pushed off for another hike. I figured today would be a good day to head north to hike the 3899 foot mountain and its fire tower, and perhaps catch a glimpse at some early fall colors. This is a popular hike because it is the tallest mountain in all of the southern Adirondacks but even more importantly, its trailhead is located right off busy Route 30. As I pulled into the parking area this morning, there were five cars there already. Not bad for a cloudy Wednesday in late September. After crossing Route 30 to the west, I entered the woods and began my hike.