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06-01-2005, 02:58 PM
Does anyone know the route to Woodhull Mt? It is a long drive from the Lake George area. Though possible, a day trip would be a very long day. It seems setting up camp at Woodhull lake and then do a round trip from there to climb the mountain to hike out the next day is not really a good option. Considering where the lake is in relationship to mountain and trail all that is accomplished is additional miles and a heavy pack. Are those campsites along the Remsen Falls spur trail (mentioned in old guides) useful? It would seem to make more sense to camp there, hike the mountain and exit the next day. Just checking to see if anyone has any ideas on this. Anyone interested in joining this folly is welcome. Considering doing this sometime mid week this month.
06-01-2005, 03:53 PM
I need to do this one too. I was hoping to take mountain bikes and do the approach with a bike. Not sure if I can make it when you go though.
06-01-2005, 04:02 PM
A bike is not a bad idea. Will consider that. still not sure when though, hopefully this month.
06-01-2005, 05:10 PM
I used a mountain bike-killed my arse but saved my legs and made for a much nicer trip. The woods are nice but after walking them for 10 miles they would get rather old.
06-02-2005, 11:17 AM
The approach is described as "level over the first 5 miles". We routinely walk 3 miles on the Lake Road (AMR) as an approach to peaks in the Great Range (Sawteeth, Gothics, etc.). I don't think that a level 5 mile approach (10 RT) would be difficult. The hike is 15.2 miles round trip. Even my non-hiker wife is eager to do Woodhull!
John P.Freeman's ADK publication, "Views from on High" describes the trailhead as: "Driving south on NY28 from Old Forge, turn left just south of the Moose River bridge on McKeever Rd. Go 0.3 mi. to a junction. The pavement turns left. Leave it and continue straight on a dirt road past the old railroad station. Cross the tracks and continue to the second parking lot at 0.8 mi. from the highway. (the first parking lot, on the right, is for the Wolf Lake Landing Road.)"
(I hope posting this doesn't violate any copyright law.)
By the way... "a long drive from the Lake George area?!" Many of us drive up from Rochester and Buffalo. We WISH we were as close as Lake George!
When we do this mountain, we'll probably camp one night at either Nick's Lake state campground, or at the Old Forge Kamping Resort (formerly KOA).
06-02-2005, 01:56 PM
"By the way... "a long drive from the Lake George area?!" Many of us drive up from Rochester and Buffalo. We WISH we were as close as Lake George!"
Very true, it is interesting how perspective in terms such as "long drive " varies. I looked long and hard for a building lot on the left coast focusing on a few towns near Mt Rainier. Could not find the ideal spot, / Water, sewer, price etc/ So when I found something that had everything I wanted it was situated near Olympia. We rationalized that by relating it to where we are. It seems the property is about the same distance from Rainier as the ADK lodge is from here. So if driving 100 miles to climb Algonquin is ok then I guess it is ok to drive 100 miles to climb Antler Peak.
06-13-2005, 10:57 AM
It looks like two of us are heading up there to climb this puppy on Tuesday the 21st. Will bite the bullet and walk the route leaving bikes etc behind. Planning to stay at Nicks Lake Tuesday night and perhaps hike Stillwater Mt Wed morning. any of you guys interested in joining us you are welcome. By us I mean me and my hiking partner who climbed the 111 and 46 among other things with me.
Looking to do Harney Peak ( SD ) high point in July or August along with Washburn and Avalanche in Wy neither are high points. Still formulating this one as we are not sure if this will happen or not. Will post any definate plans for anyone interested.
06-13-2005, 11:20 AM
"...and perhaps hike Stillwater Mt Wed morning."
Antlerpeak, Does Stillwater Mtn. have legal public access now? I did read recently about possible public access, but I didn't know the timetable for that, as it has been restricted as private land.
06-13-2005, 11:31 AM
shep I am not sure what I have is old and says they trail is closed during hunting season. We will check it out when there as it does not seem to far from Nicks Lake. Will post what we find out.
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