Ascent of Kane Mountain on 2014-07-08
|Others in Party:||Lea & Katie|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 8, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2180 ft / 664 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot a late start my friends had already reached the summit by the time I was parking at the lot at the trail head. It was threatening rain so I ran up the trail in about 30 minutes and made it to the abandoned cabin just in time to hide out from a tremendous rain storm.
Rain stopped about an hour later so I thought I'd attempt to see a view from the tower. I waited up in the top of the tower for about 15 minutes while the clouds cleared to revel breathtaking views of Canada Lake, West Lake, and Green Lake. I was blown away by its beauty.
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.
This is a very rewarding and easy hike, and 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.
A view of Canada/West Lakes from the summit of Kane Mtn Fire Tower NY - July 8th, 2014 (2014-07-08). Photo by Christa Kearsey.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Kane Mtn East trail |
| Trailhead:||Green Lake Rd Trail Head at Parking Lot -9999 ft / -3047 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Time:||40 Minutes|
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