Ascent of Kane Mountain on 2014-07-04

Climber: Christa Kearsey

Others in Party:Lea
Date:Friday, July 4, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kane Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2180 ft / 664 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rainy day, got to the top of the tower and it was white out but it was still beautiful, caught a glimpse of Pine Lake, tried waiting for the clouds to clear but they didn't. There is an old forest ranger cabin which is open and covered in graffiti that is just past the entrance to the fire tower at the top of the summit. The cabin has an over hang and porch that makes for a nice spot to stop and have a snack or escape the rain.

Saw really cute bright orange salamanders making their way across the trail and there are some exposed rocks that get very slippery when rain water drains down the mountain - so watch your step! Otherwise this is such an easy/beautiful hike.

Trail Head Location for GPS: Green Lake Rd, Caroga Lake, NY 12032
This will get you close just follow the road. If you come onto the road off of NY-10 S/NY-29A E, the trail head will be near the end of the road on the left and the parking lot is slightly hidden by trees.

If you have time after or before and want a healthy snack I recommend the Food Co-op Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market - located on 30 North Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095.
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A view of the Camel's Hump from the summit of Kane Mtn - July 4th 2014 (2014-07-04). Photo by Christa Kearsey.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Kane Mtn East trail
    Start Trailhead:Green Lake Rd Trail Head  
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Route:Kane Mtn East trail
    End Trailhead:Trail Head Parking Lot off Green Lake Rd  
    Time:40 Minutes

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