Friday, December 28, 2018

Featured Hike: Prospect Mountain, Lake George

prospect mountain trailThis 1.5-mile hike climbs 1,630 feet from the trailhead on Smith Street to the 2,030-foot summit of Prospect Mountain.

There you will be able to enjoy a 360-degree, 100-mile view which includes Lake George, Vermont’s Green Mountains, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, New York’s Adirondack High Peaks and, on a very clear day, the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.

Featured Hikes are recommended by DEC.

Map of Prospect Mountain courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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2 Responses

  1. Justin Farrell says:

    Please don’t forget to wear traction aids so you don’t end up looking like an idiot and have to call for help to get you back to your car…

    “Warren County

    Town of Lake George
    Rescue: At 3:15 pm on Dec. 20, DEC’s Ray Brook Dispatch received a call through Warren County 911 reporting a man and woman stranded at the parking lot on Prospect Mountain because the trail and road were too slippery to go down, even though they had climbed it moments earlier. Without proper equipment to safely reach their vehicle, the pair requested Forest Ranger assistance to get down the mountain. Forest Rangers responded to the Prospect Mountain Toll Road with ATVs equipped with chains to retrieve the stranded couple. At 4:18 pm, Forest Rangers reached the stranded hikers and within 20 minutes the pair was back at the trailhead. The hikers were given instructions on carrying proper gear for seasonal conditions.”

  2. Steve Samuell says:

    Prospect is a fun climb (great exercise close to the Northway), part of the appeal is that there are so many different ways to enjoy this peak. Road bike up the paved road, mountain bike the jeep trail, back country ski, or explore some lesser known trails/paths. It’s a challenge to plan your trip to avoid the cars or snowmobiles, but with good timing, you can find solitude on the summit of this otherwise busy peak.

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