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Lower trail ruined by logging. After mile 1 ok.

A quick detour at the beginning gets you a nice waterfall. Back on the trail there are several bog areas that a real challenge to get across from miles 2 to 4. Odds are you will get wet. Views of Jake’s pond are fantastic. Lots of bear scat. Lots of interesting and varied scenery from woods, ponds, flowing water.

Approx 2 miles in (after 2 bridge), I ran across an area of water I could not cross. Had to turn around because water was too high. Tried to go around without success. Need a bridge here. No bugs, great temp.

This trail is now marked by the DEC as "Jake's Pond". Hiked this yesterday in the rain. The combination of abundant precipitation these past few weeks and a full snowpack this winter proved to make this a challenging hike for us. We traversed over 50 water obstacles in addition to the improved river crossings established by the DEC. One rudimentary bridge was partially submerged but we made it over nonetheless. The great thing about the cool temps and persistent rain was there were no bugs! We fell short of making it to the Pond as about 1/2 mile out from the pond was awash by a flooded bog with the arcane log crossing being 12" underwater. We were bummed to turn around, but grateful for 7 miles or so round trip in the less traveled Adirdonack woodlands.
We enjoyed the smell of hemlocks , the views of several old growth White Pines and Black Cherries as well as the occasional companionship of chickadees. A wood duck, British soldier lichen, bear scat, owl pellets, spring peepers, and a pair of wood thrushes serenading the woodlands were the trip highlights. Tip- waterproof hiking boots a must for this trip.

Nice Bugs I was told by a old timer ,that 5 of those flying bugs get together they will fly away with you. this trail is for the hardy hiker there are some tuff spots.