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    Richard Conlee reviewed Overlook Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    I hiked this trail today with my girlfriend. Is ver very foggy, damp and sticky. The fire tower was closed because visibility was basically zero. That being said, we ran around and took pictures from the overlook, and the abandoned hotel. It was neat to explore the ruins in the foggy conditions. Will certainly be coming back in the fall, however.

    Richard Conlee completed Overlook Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Richard Conlee reviewed Cascade to Porter Mountain Trail

    over 1 year ago

    My Girlfriend and I did this trail on 5/21. We got to the trail head around 7:30ish in the morning. The parking by the trailhead was completely full. Be mindful of parking since this is one of the most hike trails in US (according to peakbagger.com).

    The hike itself wasn't particularly grueling, but you should be in modest shape and have a decent amount of endurance.

    At the top, the views were great. You can see the great range, porter and on a clear day, all the way over to Vermont (according to someone at the summit that hiked this area a bunch).

    We encountered an ADK trail steward on the way, he hiked with us for a decent amount of the trip. He was very knowledgeable. It was as if we hired a guide. We learned so much about the mountain, versions conservation initiatives, and some other great hikes in the area to try.

    Richard Conlee reviewed Baker Mountain

    about 2 years ago

    It was a fairly cloudy day, but you could still see the mountains out in the distance. The trail was good despite recent rain in the area. Would certainly do again.

    Richard Conlee completed Baker Mountain

    about 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee reviewed Goodman Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This was our first hike in the Tupper Lake Triad challenge. The trail was fairly easy, with the first 1/3 being on a paved walking trail. You hook it left and head out on the actual hiking trail, go up a fairly easy trail, make a gradual switch, then you are at the top. There is a decent view from up top, but you can only see out about 90/180 degrees. Weather was good, would likely do again. Great short hike.

    Richard Conlee reviewed Mount Arab Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This hike was great. It was a little windy when we got to the top, but that was ok, since we were a little hot by the time we reached the summit. The fire tower was open. The only drawback was that the tower windows on all three sides were milky and distorted, but the window that faces the lake was open, and we were able to poke our heads out to get some pictures and feel the wind ripping by. Also worth mentioning, there is a neat little spot with a bench - there are actually two - but the one that we really liked was the one facing the lake. Come out of the fire tower, at the bottom of the stairs, go straight down the little path. You can't miss it. It's a great place to sit and eat a snack before going back down the mountain. 10/10 would certainly do again!

    Richard Conlee reviewed Coney Mountain

    about 2 years ago

    Coney was a fun hike. We were racing against the weather, but once on top, the views were great. An excellent 360 on a good day. Will do again when the weather is a little nicer.

    Richard Conlee completed Coney Mountain

    about 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee completed Mount Arab Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee completed Goodman Mountain Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee completed Spruce Mountain Firetower

    about 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee reviewed Dickinson Hill Fire Tower Trail

    over 2 years ago

    This is a great trail if you are looking for a short hike. The fire tower up top offers amazing views of the surrounding area, and you can see a lot of wildlife from up there. Trail is great for all fitness levels.

    Richard Conlee completed Brace Mountain Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee completed Myosotis Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee added Myosotis Lake Hike

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee added Myosotis Lake Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee added Untitled Document

    over 2 years ago

    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee updated Dickinson Hill Fire Tower

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    Richard Conlee reviewed Hadley Mountain

    over 4 years ago

    The Hadley Fire Tower trail was a great hike. Some things worth noting:

    1.) The trail is quite rocky. If you are not used to hiking in the ADK's - this might come as a bit of a surprise. Make sure you are wearing boots with good ankle support.
    2.) There were a lot of people hiking up and down the mountain around 1000hrs local time. Make sure you get an early start if you want to beat the crowds
    3.) Going down was challenging, take it easy as there were a lot of ankle twisters
    4.) If you are looking to get into the cab of the fire tower - you can't - the cab was padlocked shut when we went up there this morning. You can climb the stairs of the tower. Make sure you are careful on a windy day as the tower does have some sway.