Lake George

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

Long Swing Trail to Crane Pond - Pharaoh Lakes Wildernesss - 11/10/13

The Long Swing Trail from Route 74 to Crane Pond is a trail Leesa and I had not done before and we decided it was a good choice for this day that was a mix of clouds and light rain. 
At the trailhead were 6 trucks belonging to hunters who were out in the woods.  After we had walked a mile, the rain began to come down in earnest.  Soon we saw a dozen hunters in camouflage coming out on the trail.  These were the last people we saw during the day.

A beaver pond early on the trail 


The Long Swing Trail segment from Route 74 to Crane Pond was 3 miles.  After an hour and ten minutes we approached Crane Pond the weather began to improve.  The sun actually made a couple brief appearances.
Crane Pond
We walked along the north shore of Crane Pond until we had to make tracks to get back to the car before dark.  It was good to get out for a walk even with the on-and-off rain. 
Campsite on the north shore

Snow on Pharaoh Mountain




Hike Stats:
Hike Distance:  7.8 miles
Hike Time:  3 hours, 30 minutes
Total Vertical Gain:  600'


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