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Old 05-06-2010, 10:46 PM   #21
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See this link of "Vintage Fire Tower Photos" for a small photo of the Noble Mtn. tower (1980):

http://www.frontiernet.net/~adktower...r/vintpics.htm

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:52 PM   #22
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I'd go with Adams as well.

Ampersand is probably my favorite former firetower mountain.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #23
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Kane + Hadley Mtn

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Kane Mt. Firetower Cab

Nice short family hike, 1/2 mile up and back.

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Interesting climb that offers nice hills and ridge walk at the top.

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:22 AM   #24
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I remember Noble Mtn tower...was the first one I ever hiked to when I was 7 or 8 years old. It the had the coolest suspension bridge across the West Canada Creek...someone must have some old pictures of that tower + bridge ?
I'll see if I can dig any up - my dad or some of his friends may have one.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:23 AM   #25
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See this link of "Vintage Fire Tower Photos" for a small photo of the Noble Mtn. tower (1980):

http://www.frontiernet.net/~adktower...r/vintpics.htm

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:52 AM   #26
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Blue Mountain - just because.....
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:11 AM   #27
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:17 PM   #28
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My favorite is Goodnow. I will put Wakely and Adams on the list for this summer.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:15 AM   #29
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....Azure.

'Cause its located so close to the peak's precipitous south side.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:33 AM   #30
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Kane is my favorite by far, I live near by and have done it 30-40 times. Snowy is a close second.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:44 AM   #31
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Another vote for Goodnow... fantastic view of the peaks. Blue is a close second. Has anyone mentioned Owl's Head yet?
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Another vote for Goodnow... fantastic view of the peaks. Blue is a close second. Has anyone mentioned Owl's Head yet?
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:26 PM   #33
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I like Goodnow a lot, but I gotta go with Lyon just because it's my "home" mountain.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:32 PM   #34
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I like Goodnow a lot, but I gotta go with Lyon just because it's my "home" mountain.
That's a sweet pic....
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:58 PM   #35
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1. Adams - assuming you can get up to the cabin.
2. Overlook - great view and interesting hotel ruins on the way up (and I completed the Firetower Challenge on it).
3. Woodhull - cause no one else is there.

Least favorite - Gore. Felt like I was in an industrial park at the top.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:05 PM   #36
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My favorite firetower? Wakely because its so high. But I think they all look the same. You've seen one you've seen the all.

Favorite firetower mountains? Vanderwhacker and Adams.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #37
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My vote for Snowy mountain...
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:46 PM   #38
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I vote for Mt. Arab as I have a camp on Eagle Crag Lake which lies in its shadow (hence my userid). I've been climbing it all (or most) of my 59 years and recall the ranger (Doc)that used to be up there when I was a child. The Friends of Mt Arab organization has done an iimpressive job of not only restoring the fire tower but also the ranger's cabin which sits at the foot of the tower. Its in better shape now that at any time in my memory. They also hire a couple of local college students in the summer to act as interpreters and they do a superb job. I have climbed a few of the others but know this mountain so well, that its really no contest!
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:58 PM   #39
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Lyon because it is so close to me (few miles away) , and it was the first mountain I ever hiked!


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Old 06-15-2010, 12:29 AM   #40
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- Overlook for the restored tower, hiking this with my oldest when he was 9 from Jimmy Dolans notch and spending 2 nights in the woods.
- Woodhull for the bike ride in for the first couple of miles with my 2 oldest

Guess it isn't the towers themselves, but the adventures doing the Tower challenge with the kids.
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