Fishbrook Pond, just east of Lake George, is a sizeable pond with 2 leantos located by the water's edge (one at the south end and one at the north end). I had not been there before, so Leesa, Nick and I went to take a look on Saturday.
Our route was made easier since the 1.5 mile jeep road from Hogtown to Dacy Clearing was open. We parked at Dacy Clearing and hiked to Sleeping Beauty Mountain, then past Bumps Pond to Fishbrook Pond.
Trailhead Elevation: 1350'
Sleeping Beauty Viewpoint Elevation: 2206'
Highest Elevation: 2272'
Hike Distance: 8.33 miles
Hike Time: 5 hours
Total Vertical: 2260'
|Mike enjoying the Sleeping Beauty Mountain viewpoint|
This would be a great place to camp if the leantos are full, or you want to be away from them.
After spending some time at Fishbrook Pond, we took the loop trail around Erebus Mountain and back to Dacy Clearing.
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Sleeping Beauty Mountain has a spectacular view and Fishbrook Pond makes a nice camping destination. We found it to be a nice half day loop walk.