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MTVhike 09-10-2018 10:46 AM

Closed fire towers?
 
Are there currently any closed firetowers, ADKs, Cats, or elsewhere in New York?

dundee 09-10-2018 11:38 AM

Cathead, for one. Buck Mt. on the Whitney property?

WBB 09-10-2018 02:50 PM

Mt Morris has a tower on private land

stripperguy 09-10-2018 05:23 PM

Pillsbury mt firetower has been closed for many years

forgedin78 09-10-2018 06:01 PM

Do you mean closed, as in cab locked up, stairs missing? Or closed, meaning you cannot hike to the tower at all?

WBB 09-10-2018 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by forgedin78 (Post 270176)
Do you mean closed, as in cab locked up, stairs missing? Or closed, meaning you cannot hike to the tower at all?

Cab is closed mountain and trail are open.

MTVhike 09-11-2018 08:52 AM

Dundee and WBB, are the three towers you mention ALL on private land? If so, is permission to hike possible and/or required?

dundee 09-11-2018 10:08 AM

Cathead is on private land and is being used as a police relay station. I don't think permission will be given. The whole mountain is closed.

Pillsbury is on state land and you may climb the peak any time.

I've only seen Buck Mt. on the topos, don't know anything about it.

Tick Magnet 09-11-2018 10:18 AM

Black Mt. in the Lake George Wild Forest has a "closed" fire tower.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/NJ...0=w562-h749-no

Lonehiker 09-11-2018 02:17 PM

In the Adirondacks there are seven towers that are on private land where you need permission to hike to.

Cathead- Hatch Brook Sportsman Club
Swede- Leased to a Hunting Club, owned by Lyme and Timber
Palmer Hill- owned by a surveyor
Mount Morris- owned by a surveyor
Meenahga Hill- Was owned by a Cadillac Dealer. I don't know about now
Buck- Whitney Tower (Cedar Heights Timber)
Salmon Lake- Whitney Tower (Whitney Industries)

MTVhike 09-12-2018 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lonehiker (Post 270196)
In the Adirondacks there are seven towers that are on private land where you need permission to hike to.

Cathead- Hatch Brook Sportsman Club
Swede- Leased to a Hunting Club, owned by Lyme and Timber
Palmer Hill- John Deming a surveyor, I met the guy
Mount Morris- John Deming a surveyor, I met the guy
Meenahga Hill- Was owned by a Cadillac Dealer. I don't know about now
Buck- Whitney Tower (Cedar Heights Timber)
Salmon Lake- Whitney Tower (Whitney Industries)

The survey of my Elizabethtown property was done by a John Deming (in the 1970s); do you think it's the same John Deming who owns the two properties mentioned above

Bark Eater Too 09-21-2018 10:23 AM

Gore Mtn. tower has a lots of comm. equipment installed on it and a "No trespassing" sign in place. I guess one could ignore the sign but frankly I don't want to get that close to microwave dishes anyway. Great views from the ground nearby.

SpencerVT 09-21-2018 11:02 AM

Is Wakley still closed?
Loon Lake mountain has a closed one in disrepair too.

dundee 09-21-2018 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpencerVT (Post 270526)
Is Wakley still closed?
Loon Lake mountain has a closed one in disrepair too.

No, now open.


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