Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Hiking in the Adirondacks > Adirondack Firetowers
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-24-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: New Haven, NY
Posts: 9
Saint Regis Fire Tower

What a nice little gem. We were looking for one to just stretch our legs since I am running the 1812 Challenge in Sackett's Harbor next weekend and this seemed to fill the bill. At 3.3 miles one way, and flat most of the way, it was a perfect day.

We started on the trail about 10. We only met one group going up. (A group of college students from Hamilton college, which we passed...a nice feeling at our age!) Many people leaving as we neared the summit, which was nice....less crowded on top. We decided that if one wants solitude on a Saturday in Late August, one should start out at 6 am.

Anyway, nothing hard about this one. A beautiful walk in the woods, followed by some rock staircases and a few little scrambles. We arrived at the summit at about 11:30. It was a bit crowded, but we were able to find a nice rock to enjoy our lunch on away from the crowds. The college kids arrived shortly after we did and it was fun to listen to their enthusiasm. We chuckled when one of them brought out a rather large jar of peanut butter. Guess they haven't heard of lightweight backpacking.

We stayed up there about an hour, eventually talking to a couple from the area and he was kind enough to point out some of the mountains in the distance. Even though we have climbed all the 46, I still have trouble identifying them unless the map is in front of me. It was a beautiful day and we could see Whiteface and part of the Great Range in the distance. Unfortunately, the cab is closed so you can't go up, but the views from the open summit are very nice. Does anyone know the status of this tower? Is there a group who is restoring it?

We started down around 1:45 and were in our car, headed to Donnely's for ice cream by 3.

Another nice day courtesy of the Adk.
HPHikingmoo is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.