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  • Big Burn Mountain 2,930' (near McKenzie, Lake Placid)

    I've been really busy so I didn't get to post this Trip Report until now.
    On October 19th I bushwhacked to the summit of Big Burn Mountain from the Jackrabbit Trail on Whiteface Inn Lane near Lake Placid.
    This mountain intrigued me because it's nearly a 3K and seemed to be very seldom climbed.
    The bushwhack was pretty good. There is a thick section in the drainage area north of Little John Mountain, but other than that it was pretty smooth going.
    I was happy to discover that there is a nice view from some rock ledge at the summit. It was extremely cold and in fact started snowing a tiny bit. First snowflakes I've seen this year.
    I also climbed Owls Head Mtn (in Keene off of Route 73) and Mt Van Hoevenberg which have outrageously spectacular views and are highly recommended for anyone who hasn't climbed them yet.‚Äč

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