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blowdown
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
7 hours ago

So many trail marker trees down from storms. It was Icy, slippery from leaves and mud and rocks etc so watch your footing. We tried to hustle at the end but still got stuck in complete darkness around 430 so check sunset times or bring a headlamp of flashlights. Thankfully we had lights. Start early and , Do the lower region to end with as it’s easier and nice by the water.

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muddy
1 day ago

Trail was quick and easy and has a great view! It took us about 20 minutes up and 15 minutes down. It is moderately steep but no ice or snow yet. The views of Lake George are stunning!

This was Cat Mountain starting at the red trail and going up Cat on the blue trail. Great hike. Good views at the top

Abbreviated hike to Fifth Peak lean-to. Lots of flowing water in the creeks. Some erosion near Clay Meadow. Otherwise nice workout. Originally planned to hike Pole Hill but trailhead road was flooded/washed out. 11/4/19

This is a 12.5 minimum length trail but might be closer to 13.5. Definitely plan appropriately for time so you're not walking out in the dark if you're planning on doing the loop - there is a lot of rock scramble and we had a good amount of water and mud on the trail that cut into our general walking speed. Absolutely gorgeous summits, though, just be prepared to put in some work.

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blowdown
flooded
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washed out
7 days ago

Definitely a bit washed out and very wet post-storm, with slippery leaves to boot, but not as bad as I anticipated. I think the AllTrails shortchanges you on both the distance and the elevation for this loop trail, though I did not pause my recordings during summit & lookout wanders. Chose to do the peaks first and slog out by the lake last, which is the right move imo. Anyways, fantastic views and there were still hints of fall color to be seen! No snakes! Will have to repeat during peak sometime.

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flooded
washed out
8 days ago

THIS IS A TIME-SENSITIVE POST ON PARKING ONLY. I was going to hike Pole Hill, but upon arrival on Monday, 11/4/19, the trailhead access road was flooded and very sketchy for my 2-wheel drive vehicle. The Friday rainstorm took its toll on the road. The shoulder of NYS 9N didn't provide for a suitable place to pull off so I bailed and hiked Tongue Range instead.

We hiked two days after a huge storm. Mt. Marcy and the High Peaks were closed due to high water crossings. This trail had plenty of water on it but was at least passable without many blow downs. The climb up to the Tongue Range was strenuous but the views along the ridge were definitely worth it. Some rock scrambling along the ridge, but my wife and I were able to get to the Montcalm Trail in 3 hours (7 miles in). We didn’t take any side trails and made it back to the car in 4.5 hours (11.66 total miles on my Garmin). The shoreline trail was much easier but still tricky with all the water. While it was tough, we loved the loop and the trail, it was the perfect Lake George hike with good Lake George views from the ridge and the shoreline as well as a good consolation after getting shut out from Mt. Marcy.

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

Hiked to Cat mtn and the views were great! The trail feels pretty long and a little monotonous but most of it is flat and relatively fast. The last section near the top is more strenuous but it was a great workout!

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bugs
over grown
scramble
12 days ago

Overall it's a nice hike. the peak gives you a decent view of Lake George and the markings along the trail are very clear. only about half the trail is a clear trail, however. Much of the trail seemed like it was not maintained where you feel like you are just in the random middle of the forest. Our biggest issue was at the end of the trial, where a swarm of yellow jacket wasps attacked us. They bit about 6 of us multiple times before we made it back to our cars. Be careful around the end/beginning of the trail.

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muddy
washed out
14 days ago

Most of this loop trail is basically roads.. Only actually trail is between both mountain peaks.. which is much more enjoyable.. I would rather have hiked this an out and back hike going to Thomas mtn first then to Cat and back.. Cat has better views of the lake and is worth the effort.

We hiked this trail by doing the three peaks first and then returning along the lake from Montcalm Point. We didn't go all the way out to the point and we clocked the trip at 13.5 miles. Views were fantastic and nice resting rocks to appreciate the views. The trail is covered with wet leaves so the footing is slippery and hard to see rocks and roots. There are some very rocky up and down scrambles and we sat down to slowly navigate several. We are good hikers but are two women in our 60's so we're not fast - it took us 9 hours to complete the trail. The last five miles along the lake is long, but easy and nice to tramp along next to the lake. No snakes this time of year! The trail is well marked but you do need to keep looking (and that's hard when you are constantly watching your footing). We had to stop many times to make sure we didn't lose the markers.

Gorgeous, perfect day for this hike. Fair amount of running water, standing "puddles" and rocks on the trail to Cat. Lost the yellow trail markers to Thomas - tried twice - once Cat was completed. What was to be a ~5 mile hike ended up being 9..... have 2 titanium hips and a re-wired knee and did not find the trails too difficult.

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rocky
scramble
16 days ago

Nice trail but it has been changed from the map currently on here! But I managed without much trouble!! Wish I seen that dog trail guide!! LoL! Nice views from the top!!

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