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Old 05-14-2017, 04:30 PM   #1
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Pinnacle (Shaker WF) 5-14-2017

I took the County Line Lake trail for about 1 mile. Then, a fairly easy bushwhack up to the summit of Pinnacle. Dropped back down and continued up the road to the old mill site and large marsh area before returning. Cloudy, foggy and cool - but no bugs at all.
I really enjoyed the walk along the old road - especially with the babbling creek next to it.

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Old 05-14-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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Nice!
A friend & I snowshoed up there years ago on a fun loop up & over Pinnacle to Chase Lake. I remember a view from the cliffs that you can see from Chase Lake, but I can't seem to find the photo at the moment.
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Old 05-14-2017, 06:03 PM   #3
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Cool hike!

Nice catch on the BM on top of Pinnacle.

That tributary of Pinnacle Creek is always a pain to cross. The last time I was there with my oldest daughter, we "pole vaulted" across with a 6' pine limb. Needless to say, Dad somehow managed to break the limb and I got a little wet. Those logs look down right dangerous to hop across on.

That mill site is really cool too. The old iron is impressive as are some of the other artifacts along the trail; the old cart, the hemlock planking and of course the old dam and raceway. What a fun place to explore.
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Nice!
A friend & I snowshoed up there years ago on a fun loop up & over Pinnacle to Chase Lake. I remember a view from the cliffs that you can see from Chase Lake, but I can't seem to find the photo at the moment.
Are those the rock climbing cliffs on the lower east side?
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Cool hike!

Nice catch on the BM on top of Pinnacle.

That tributary of Pinnacle Creek is always a pain to cross. The last time I was there with my oldest daughter, we "pole vaulted" across with a 6' pine limb. Needless to say, Dad somehow managed to break the limb and I got a little wet. Those logs look down right dangerous to hop across on.

That mill site is really cool too. The old iron is impressive as are some of the other artifacts along the trail; the old cart, the hemlock planking and of course the old dam and raceway. What a fun place to explore.
The logs were slippery and a bit "tippy", but better than nothing.

I just happened to stumble upon the mill site while looking for cascades. There was also an old road marked with flagging that headed up hill from there. Followed it for about 100 yards.

Didn't really research this hike ahead of time as it was kind of spur of the moment.
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Looks like a nice spot , Wonder how the fishing is in the creek ? Good post , thank you
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Are those the rock climbing cliffs on the lower east side?
Must be, although I do remember it was pretty thick atop the cliffs and not very easy to get a good view through the trees.
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I just happened to stumble upon the mill site while looking for cascades. There was also an old road marked with flagging that headed up hill from there. Followed it for about 100 yards.
That old road that goes west from the mill site heads up Pigeon Mt. Our internet hiking buddy, formerly known as "Newbie", has used it to get up the Mt. on their way to Little Oxbarn. He's got some good trip reports in his blog.

Like you, I haven't been more than a couple hundred yards up the road. Some day.
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Are those the rock climbing cliffs on the lower east side?
Upper east side.
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The logs were slippery and a bit "tippy", but better than nothing.

I just happened to stumble upon the mill site while looking for cascades. There was also an old road marked with flagging that headed up hill from there. Followed it for about 100 yards.

Didn't really research this hike ahead of time as it was kind of spur of the moment.
If you are referring to blue/white ribbons, I've since removed them.
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