Lake George

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

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Shelving Rock Mountain (Revisited) - 1/8/12

No big hikes this weekend.  Yesterday was a work day at Gore Mountain Ski Area in North Creek, NY for their 1st ski race of  the season, and today my two youngest wanted to go for a hike, but not an all day hike.
I brought them to Shelving Rock, since neither of them had seen it before.  Shelving Rock is located on the eastern shore of Lake George, NY.The round trip hike is only 2.2 miles, (although the trail head sign says 1.7 miles each), but the views are spectacular.  The summit offers fine views, but the ledge just below the summit offers even better views.

Ice on most of the rocks, but no snow

Nick and Lindsay on the summit

Just perfect views of Lake George from the ledge below the summit

A nice place for a picnic

Looking south

Lindsay doing her exercises

Shelving Rock Falls

After we hiked the mountain, we also took the short walk to see the Shelving Rock Falls which are almost across the street from the Shelving Rock Mountain Trail Head.

Hike Stats
Hike Distance:  2.2 miles
Total Vertical Gain:  895'
Total Hike Time:  1 hr, 20 minutes

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