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Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower

Hurricane Mountain by Courtney I have hiked all over the world, but I have to say that Hurricane Mountain here in the Adirondacks is probably my favorite mountain of all time.At 3,694 feet, it is by ...
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Afternoon Delight-Rock Climbing

I have been involved in indoor rock climbing for a number of years, but finally decided that “Hey, I live by the Adirondacks! Why am I not climbing outside?!” This weekend I went with a &...
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THE ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL

THE  ASHUWILLTICOOK RAIL TRAIL Yes, the name of this trail is certainly a tongue-twister, but it’s worth the hour trip from Albany to walk, run, bike or blade along this 11-mile rail trail.  The rail...
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Castle in the Clouds!

Castle in the Clouds 455 Old Mountain Road Moultonborough, NH 03254 Phone: 603-476-5900 Fax: 603-476-2512 www.castleintheclouds.org, Welcome to Tom and Olive Plant’s mountaintop estate “Lucknow...
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Gothics Mountain

Extremely strenuous. See related articles under Hiking. Gothics is the 10th highest peak in the Adirondack 46. Since Courtney and I were last minute dropouts of a planned Santanoni group hike, we dec...
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Buck Mountain

Buck Mountain is a great little hike over looking Lake George. I am going to use the phrase “little hike”, but it is 3.2 miles one way, and is quite steep towards the top. The first mile of the trail...
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South Brace Mountain/Rattlesnakes in NY

We got a bit of a late start for our Brace Mountain hike. We were at the trail head at about noon and there was a threat of afternoon thunderstorms. I was running a little blind on this hike as my wi...
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Giant Mountain Revisted

It’s big. It’s bad. It will leave you screaming for mercy! The first time I hiked Giant Mountain, I swore I would never do it again (see related article under Hiking). It is deemed VERY S...
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Monument Mountain

by Kurt reader submitted We weren’t sure what to expect when we decided to hike Monument Mountain. We were looking for a place that would offer both a fairly easy hike as well as a more challen...
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Sawteeth

Background Some of you reading this are going to be newbies to the Adirondack hiking scene, so I do need to take a minute and explain: There’s 46 “high peaks” in the Adirondacks. Ac...