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Old 09-23-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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Palmer Pond Mt 9/22 Noth Hudson

Parked on Rte 9 just pass the nice North Hudson sign(on E side)on W side,unmarked dirt road led into the woods.With an SUV or truck you could of drove the 1st mile or so,the Camry stayed at the parking field just off the pavement.Easy walk down the road leads to a sharp S turn,look L for a faint short trail to the Schroon River.Waded across in ankle to mid calf slow water in sandals and then rebooted,from here you follow the stream to the Wyman Hill underpass of I87.The hiker's tunnel is just S of the water tunnel,headed NW uphill and shortly found the open ridge that leads over several bumps to the summit.Mostly very open Red Pine forest and open rock mixed with some tighter woods but nothing too bad.Summit was one big slab of rock but the best views were just yards away and very easily found.A beautiful day with no other hikers in sight.https://www.facebook.com/jeff.tabor....=3&pnref=story Some pics.For more info and maps check this out.http://www.offonadventure.com/2015/0...n-hoffman.html
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
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Nice hike!

Pretty much the same route as Mike took. Great views!
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:01 AM   #3
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Cool photos Jeff!
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:12 PM   #4
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Pretty nice peak, yes? I enjoyed the red pine ridge as well. To the south the east ridge to Squaw Peak is similar but the summit can't brag of the open rock that PalmerPond Hill has.

Soon you will be able to hike south from Palmer Pond. DEC is in the process of putting in an access road and parking on the south side of the pond.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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Pretty nice peak, yes? I enjoyed the red pine ridge as well. To the south the east ridge to Squaw Peak is similar but the summit can't brag of the open rock that PalmerPond Hill has.

Soon you will be able to hike south from Palmer Pond. DEC is in the process of putting in an access road and parking on the south side of the pond.
I'm glad you mentioned that...I doubt I could convince MDB to wade across the Schroon before a bushwhack.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:15 PM   #6
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Pretty nice peak, yes? I enjoyed the red pine ridge as well. To the south the east ridge to Squaw Peak is similar but the summit can't brag of the open rock that PalmerPond Hill has.

Soon you will be able to hike south from Palmer Pond. DEC is in the process of putting in an access road and parking on the south side of the pond.
Spencer and Jim H didn't make that side sound so appealing.
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Spencer and Jim H didn't make that side sound so appealing.

I thought they approached from the south...
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I thought they approached from the south...
I read the Schroon Lake blog and they finished by dropping down to the pond.
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I read the Schroon Lake blog and they finished by dropping down to the pond.
Yes; the pond is to the north. I don't think they would have gone down the east ridge if they were headed for the pond. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong.
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