My buddy Jim asked me to accompany him on a very difficult, long bushwhack hike up to Cheney Cobble Monday and I gladly obliged. He is an avid and very accomplished hiker, and is closing in on another one of his goals, to climb all of the hundred highest(102) Adirondack peaks. Cheney Cobble, at 3683 feet, ranks as only the 70th highest Adirondack peak, but is notorious for being one of the most difficult summits to hit. Until recently, the normal access route to Cheney Cobble was from the west, but with the state's recent purchase of the Boreas Ponds Tract, there is access from the east. We met up at the beginning of Gulf Brook Road and then car pooled to the large parking lot and gate. From there we geared up and got on our bicycles, riding in about three miles to a road junction and a no bicycles sign.
Once back on Gulf Brook Road, we hastily moved along, finding the bikes and headed back. Stopped at Labier Flow again, to soak in the incredible views. A stray shower looks like it was hovering just east.