|St. Regis Mountain - Trailhead Parking|
The weather promised another sunny day with a little more humidity, but there was a good breeze. Leesa and I started towards the summit around 9 AM.
Elevation at Trailhead: 1614'
Evevation at Summit: 2874'
Total Gain: 1260'
Distance One Way: 3.3 miles
Total Distance: 6.6 miles
Approximate Total Hiking Time: 3 hours
|Our route is highlighted in blue|
The trip to the summit was uneventful. After climbing a small rise near the trailhead, the trail drops approximately 250 feet before a steady climb to the summit. This day was quite windy and the breeze at the summit felt great.
We were somewhat disappointed to find the the summit fire tower is no longer open to the public. The bottom two flights of stairs have been removed. We did not know this in advance, and were looking forward to climbing the tower (at least I was)!
|St. Regis Mountain firetower|
|From L-R, Lower St. Regis lake, Spitfire Lake and Upper St. Regis Lake|
All in all, this hike was not so strenous as some, and the views are great, but we suspect the firetower will not be reopening for public use. We don't know the future status of the structure. Perhaps it is scheduled to be dismantled. It's sad to see so many disappearing.