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Old 08-12-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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Question Wakely Tower

Myself, wife and daughter are headed up to Old Forge this weekend. Our daughter wants to hike to another tower and Wakely looks pretty doable for a 9 year old girl who is an outdoor nut.
Anything I need to know about this hike that may not be in the books I read about the tower hikes? Anyone been recently?
I did a previous post just over a year ago about Bald Mountain and posted some pics of me and my wife. She loved it so much that we brought our daughter back last April and did it with her. Thankfully my family has the itch to keep doing more and thought this would be a good one to rattle off before school starts for our daughter.

Thanks again for a great community of people who keep myself (and I'm sure others as well) wanting to keep coming back to the Adirondacks every chance I get!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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Pretty straight forward hike.
Approx. 1.8 mile fairly flat along an old jeep trail, then 0.7 of actual ascent.

If I remember correctly, Wakely is the tallest tower in the ADK's.
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #3
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I measured about 2-1/4 miles of mostly flat, then about .9 to the summit. There was about 400 vertical gain on the approach, then about 1200' gain on the climb.

It took my wife and I about 3.5 hours round trip. She hikes at about an average pace. Great fire tower.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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After climbing the stairs to the landing at the top of the tower, there is a vertical ladder to access the cab. Nice hike, and yes, it's the tallest fire tower.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the info.
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