Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cooperas Pond & the Flume - 11/5/11

Our morning hike on Catamont Mountain was all that we had planned, but it was such a nice day we were left wondering what else we could do outdoors before dark.  As we drove SW on Route 86 towards Lake Placid from Wilmington, we stopped at the Flume pulloff and trail network.  We didn't walk the Flume trail since we wanted to do the Copperas Pond loop, but we stopped and got a few nice pictures of the Flume and the beaver pond a couple hundred yards down the trail from the trailhead.

Flume trailhead

What a reflection!

The beaver dam

The Flume

Ausable River
After taking the above pictures at the Flume, we continued a short ways down the road and parked again to hike the Cooperas Trail to the leanto.

Trail junction sign

Cooperas Pond leanto... a nice location overlooking the pond
Cooperas Pond from the leanto
We saw a group of 10 hikers on this trail with large packs.  The trail is only a 1.5 mile loop, so perhaps they had been camping for an extended period of time.

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