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Old 09-22-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Poke-O-Moonshine's other trail

On the summit of Poke-O-Moonshine last week we were told of an alternate trail that is much less steep and rocky—much better for a family hike.

It's an old pack road, with a new sign where it meets Route 9 a mile and a half south of the Poke-O-Moonshine campground. There is a wide shoulder there for parking.

The trail's marked blue, and meets the campground's trail at the lean-to that's mentioned on page 84 of John Freeman's "Views from on High".

This blue trail curls around Poke-O-Moonshine and comes up from the west which, going down, is puzzling if you don't know where it will take you. We estimated it was a bit over 2 miles, as opposed to the 1.2 mile trail from the campsite. It would make a good snowshoeing route too.

The 2007 NYS Atlas & Gazetteer (DeLorme) shows it on page 97.

The tower cabin wasn't open, but the view from the top landing is great.
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