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Old 07-19-2018, 12:03 PM   #1
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High Falls/Cat mountain loop

thinking of hiking this... anyone been there lately? how bad are the bugs? busy area?
Lots of muck to worry about?
I've never been to this region of the ADK so any info is much appreciated!

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Old 07-19-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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Faline - I haven't traveled that way in a long time but it's typically a wet area. Figure that your boots will get muddy but it's a beautiful area so don't let that discourage you.

That's all for now. Take care and until next well.

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Old 07-19-2018, 05:54 PM   #3
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There's a facebook page called Wanakena Tracks which has all sorts of updates of the area. I'd suggest following and possibly asking.

It's generally not a busy area, but IMO the best way to get to Cat Mtn is take a boat down Dead Creek Flow. The trail from there is generally pretty dry. Some of the other routes are very much prone to beaver flooding.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:45 AM   #4
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generally speaking ...
Wanakena trail head #1 to High Falls trail can be fairly wet.
High Falls to Cat Mtn trail - some wet or muddy spots but overall a pretty dry trail
Cat Mtn to Wanakena trail head #2 is dry

Once a year, go some where you've never been before.
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