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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hurricane Mountain Hike

Location: Peru, NY (High 77, Low 58)

When we made plans to come up to the Adirondacks for a month this year, I was really hoping that we would get a chance to do a bit more hiking, and we’re off to a good start.

Yesterday’s plan was a 3 mile hike up Hurricane Mountain. IMG_7231Unfortunately, Harry’s back was giving him issues. It happens periodically and is one of those things where it just means a few days of taking it easy until it corrects itself. So he decided to stay put. I left him set up at my mother’s house with all of his technological devices to keep him company.

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My mother and I drove down to town to meet her hiking buddies and then we traveled the short distance to the Hurricane Mountain trailhead.

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The sign says 2.6 miles to the summit, but there is a new trail as of last year which is a bit longer. Three miles and 2000 ft up.

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There has been a lot of rain so we had the sounds of rushing water for most of the hike. Only one tricky water crossing though.

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We ate lunch at the summit under a fire tower. There was a 360 degree view. Wow. So beautiful.

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The view of the fire tower at the top as we started back down…

 

 

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Another great hike!

1 comment:

  1. What a great view! Good for you and your mom (and her buddies!) to do that hike. I'm sure Harry was disappointed he couldn't make it.

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