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Old 09-10-2018, 10:46 AM   #1
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Closed fire towers?

Are there currently any closed firetowers, ADKs, Cats, or elsewhere in New York?
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:38 AM   #2
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Cathead, for one. Buck Mt. on the Whitney property?
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:50 PM   #3
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Mt Morris has a tower on private land
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:23 PM   #4
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Pillsbury mt firetower has been closed for many years
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Do you mean closed, as in cab locked up, stairs missing? Or closed, meaning you cannot hike to the tower at all?
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-11-2018, 08:52 AM   #7
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Dundee and WBB, are the three towers you mention ALL on private land? If so, is permission to hike possible and/or required?
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:08 AM   #8
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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.

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Old 09-11-2018, 10:18 AM   #9
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Black Mt. in the Lake George Wild Forest has a "closed" fire tower.

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Old 09-11-2018, 02:17 PM   #10
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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)

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Old 09-12-2018, 10:31 AM   #11
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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
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:23 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:02 AM   #13
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Is Wakley still closed?
Loon Lake mountain has a closed one in disrepair too.
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Is Wakley still closed?
Loon Lake mountain has a closed one in disrepair too.
No, now open.
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