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    Jason C added Track - Jun 09 11:13 PM

    4 months ago

    Jason C completed Cascade Mountain

    4 months ago

    Jason C reviewed Crane Mountain Loop Hike

    5 months ago

    Jason C reviewed Crane Mountain Loop Hike

    5 months ago

    Note: this mountain has no gas stations or cell service for many many miles around. Be sure you have a full tank of gas and that someone knows you are hiking here. This trailhead and mountain are VERY remote. The second ladder is very tall with a very small area from which to step off it when you get to the top. Definitely would not advise young kids or pets.

    Jason C added crane mountain

    5 months ago

    Jason C completed Crane Mountain Loop Hike

    5 months ago

    Jason C reviewed Castle Rock Trail

    5 months ago

    Jason C added Track - May 12 02:35 PM

    5 months ago

    Jason C completed Castle Rock Trail

    5 months ago

    Jason C reviewed Rocky Mountain Summit

    6 months ago

    A very short, very easy hike with a great view. The summit is large and offers what appear to be totally different views than bald mountain which is only a few miles away. This is a very easy hike for a family with young children.

    Jason C completed Chittenango Falls

    12 months ago

    Jason C added algonquin peak

    12 months ago

    Jason C reviewed Bald Mountain (Rondaxe Fire Tower)

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C reviewed Rocky Mountain Summit

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C completed Rocky Mountain Summit

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C completed Bald Mountain (Rondaxe Fire Tower)

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C reviewed Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers

    about 1 year ago

    Excellent hike with a variety of terrains and experiences. The trail starts out in the woods with you typical trail settings. It then opens up to reveal an excellent view of the surrounding high peaks. Next it takes you into rock scrambling and traversing over flat rock surface with great views again before finally returning you to the woods for a significant time before you reach the summit of Big Slide. There are steep areas throughout but this is broken up by nice stretches of flat areas which let you catch a reprieve. If/when you need to rest, wait until you get to one of the brothers because you get excellent views from there. The trail is very well marked throughout with blue markers and yellow paint. Only one time when the trail split where we lost track until we saw an orange arrow on the tree in the distance. Great views. Varied terrain. Level areas at points. Well marked. I would highly recommend this trail!

    Things to know:
    - Parking is at the Garden and it costs $10 now, not $7 as listed elsewhere
    - The sign at the trailhead states it is 3.9 miles to the summit so it is a 7.8 mile round trip, not 6.4 as stated above
    - I would NOT recommend this hike for young kids
    - On the way up after one of the brothers there is a cool rock ledge/overhang that is easy to miss on your right on the way up but is noticeable on the way down

    Jason C completed Big Slide Mountain via The Brothers

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C added Recording - Sep 23 01:21 AM

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C reviewed Sawyer Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Sawyer mountain was a very easy hike for my family and I consisting of my wife and 10 and five-year-old children. Immediately at the trailhead there was a sign stating it is 1 mile to the top of the mountain, So based on this signage, this hike is 2 miles round-trip out and back. It is a very gradual easy hike up the mountain. The trail is completely covered in the woods the entire time. You're basically just climbing over small tree roots and when you get toward the top of the mountain there are some larger rocks that requires very minimal scrambling which my five-year-old had no trouble with whatsoever.

    The summit can easily be reached within an hour when hiking with young children we took many breaks to look at all the wildlife such as toads, chipmunks and birds and also for the kids to climb some of the rocks that were along the side of the trail of various points. The summit, although it is not the true summit of the mountain, provides a decent view of local mountains but the field of view was very minimal and the summit is very small. If there were more than five or six people up there we would run out of room.

    The hike back down was again very easy with very minimal grading and a very gradual descent.

    Over all, a very easy hike with young children, a very small summit with a very limited view. If you're in the area you would be much better off taking chimney mountain which provides a much more entertaining summit in the larger summit with much better views.

    Things to know:

    The trailhead is right off the side of the main road, and will hold approximately 10 cars. There would be parking along the side of the shoulder if need be. We were here at 10 o'clock and a beautiful fall day and there were only two other cars. It does not appear to be a very busy mountain.

    The trailhead is less than 5 miles outside of the town of Indian lake. Indian lake provides a couple of restaurants in a couple of gas stations if you wish to explore them.

    Jason C added sawyer mountain

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C completed Sawyer Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C reviewed Taughannock Falls

    about 1 year ago

    This is a very easy hike to the base of the falls. It is a direct, flat wide path and you can easily hike this trail without hiking shoes or boots. The trail is parallel to a river for its entire length. The trail is open to the sun at times and covered by trees at other points.

    Things to know:

    You can not actually get to the base of the falls as the trail ends at an outlook which is a safe distance from the falls and any falling rocks

    Wear water shoes if possible as you can walk in the flat bed river next to the trail and the kids love this

    Across the street is a state park which you can walk or drive to. There is a large playground there and places to grill and eat right on the water

    Jason C completed Taughannock Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Jason C reviewed Ithaca Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This is not a trail. There is a parking lot and you walk about 100 yards to get a good look at the falls. The falls are huge and beautiful. They are interestingly located in a residential neighborhood.

    These falls are with in a few minutes drive of other falls such as cascadilla

    These falls have a fun little sitting area made of rock chairs and a rock table at the base of the falls

    PLEASE obey the NO SWIMMING signs!! There is a sign at the falls entrance that blatantly states you can die swimming here and sure enough, earlier this year a local college student did