Monthly Archives: September 2012
The Peak Mountain hike at the northern end of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness is normally reserved for clear days, to take advantage of sweeping views from the summit. But with forecasts calling for thunderstorms later in the day, I was looking for a close-to-home hiking option, so I could be at the trailhead early.
I hadn’t been up the Peaked Mountain Pond Trail in several years, so I decided to go for it. The morning dawned clear, and I had visions of snagging fleeting views from the top. I made it to the trailhead at the end of the Beach Road at 7am. As I walked along the shore of Thirteenth Lake, I could see that Balm of Gilead summit was in and out of the mist, and I knew the odds of seeing anything from the summit of Peaked were slim.
The hike to the Blue Ledges on the Hudson is another Southern Adirondack classic. Accessible and beautiful, delivering in spades: a nice trail and an exciting destination for a small effort.
To reach the trailhead take Route 28N north from North Creek. Turn left onto the Northwoods Club road, near the top of the big hill heading out of Minerva. Take it very far, over the bridge at the Boreas River, and then go three miles more to the trailhead at Huntley Pond.
Plattekill Mountain and NY Ski Blog are proud to present the second annual Plattekill Tree Skiing Work Day at the ski area in Roxbury NY, on October 14th, 2012.
Like last year, we are recruiting a hardy horde of lopper wielding powder fiends to take to the woods to get some of the Catskills best tree skiing primed for a safe, deep, and schuss filled winter. The management certainly appreciates the efforts, as well. Each participant will be treated to a delicious BBQ lunch on the patio and a voucher good for a day ticket to ski one day FREE during the 2012-2013 season.