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  • Lake George 12ster

    Anyone heard of this yet?
    http://www.lakegeorge12ster.com/
    Another chance for a patch or 4.

  • #2
    News to me.

    Must climb on or after 8/20/16 to qualify for the patch. I'm 5/12 of the way there without even knowing the challenge existed.
    Last edited by Makwa; 03-10-2017, 02:02 AM.

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    • #3
      If it works to get tourists to Saranac, it should work there too.
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      • #4
        I like this! Gets me out to dfferent areas of the park. Prior to the blast furnace disaster snowshoed the Tupper Triad over 2 weekends and all three trips were spectaculor in late Jan early Feb. Also completed the Chester Challenge, in boots and snowshoes, and the Hamilton Cty and Indian Lake challenges this past year.

        Half way through the 46 but these other challenges are great during the more challenging times of the year weatherwise. After 46 comes S6, CR50, and now this one. This one may be good for snowshoes too. Again see all these as positive and definitely supplement each other, not compete. Cool stuff!

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        • Makwa
          Makwa commented
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          Don't forget the Fire Tower Challenge.... 25 towers in the Adirondacks and 5 in the Catskills. And if you're up for exploring outside of those two areas there's another few dozen fire towers around the state that are publicly accessible but aren't part of any official challenge.

          Hamilton County has two challenges... fire towers and waterfalls. Have you done both?

      • #5
        Just looked at this list again. Wondering why Prospect Mt, Shelving Rock, and Pilot Knob aren't included. Plus there's several smaller peaks and hills that offer some unique views of the Lake that could be added. Rogers Rock, Anthony's Nose, and Cooks Mountain come to mind. I guess a dozen has a certain ring to it but if the goal is to bring tourism to the Lake George region and you leave the one mountain off the list that has a trailhead right in Lake George Village (Prospect) then it's all a bit puzzling to me. And Pilot Knob has one of the better views on the Lake. Yes, it's a herdpath but Erebus is a grown-in abandoned trail and that's on the list. The harder I look at the list the more confused I am at the logic of how it was put together.

        And I've answered my own question shortly after typing the above paragraph. I started poking around the web site to find a mailing address or contact info so I could deduce which town/village was behind the creation of the list. It turns out this challenge is not sponsored by any of the towns ringing the lake or any of the local Chamber of Commerce. Looks like one guy put the list and the web site together. See details here... http://www.lakegeorge12ster.com/origins.html

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        • #6
          The confusing thing to me is that Brown and Huckleberry do not appear on the trail register, but you pass over them to get to Five Mile. Did this last Monday. Apparently, there is a different Huckleberry mountain in the Adirondacks, but I don't think this is the Huckleberry in the challenge.

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          • Makwa
            Makwa commented
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            Seeing a mountain named "Huckleberry" as part of this challenge was a stunner to me. I don't recall ever seeing it labeled as such on any maps of the Tongue Range. Brown and 5-Mile both are labeled. I've hiked Brown & 5-Mile on a few occasions and thought that this so-called "Huckleberry" was just an unnamed bump between the two others. After seeing it listed in this challenge I just figured there was a gap in my knowledge of the area and that the locals called the bump Huckleberry.

            The Huckleberry you mention is 7 miles west of Lake George and part of the Lake George Wild Forest, but I wouldn't consider it a mountain on Lake George if I was putting together a challenge of this sort. Story on Huckleberry from 2016... https://dailygazette.com/article/201...-land-purchase

            Now I am more puzzled.

          • gebby
            gebby commented
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            It's not the one you're talking about out towards Crane. It's the "little bump" on the range. Since you've been on the Tongue Range Makwa, have you seen any summit signage? I couldn't see any last week.

          • Makwa
            Makwa commented
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            Yes... the little bump on the Tongue.... the so-called "Huckleberry" as part of this challenge. NOT the one to the west. Was referring to that one only because you said "there is a different Huckleberry mountain in the Adirondacks."

            There is no summit signage for Brown or 5-Mile. The trail does not go directly over the summit of either. Brown is just off in the woods and 5-Mile you must climb off trail for a few hundred feet and up maybe 50 feet to find the high spot in the woods. See my trip report from this past September... http://www.adkhighpeaks.com/forums/f...cks-out-9-2-16

        • #7
          Yes, completed both the Waterfall and the Fire Tower challenges in Hamilton County. Usually did a mt then a waterfall or two on same days. Definitely got us into some areas did not know existed, very cool adventures that didn't know existed. For the LG12, how would the attempt be on snowshoes (not now, just in general in winter). Specically the tongue range, thoughts?

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          • gebby
            gebby commented
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            Very conducive to snowshoes!
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