Lake George

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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pilot Knob Mountain - Lake George Wild Forest - 12/13/14

I spend a lot of time driving.  Too much time.  As this past weekend rolled around, I decided to stick close to home for some local hiking.  Saturday was a beautiful day and I headed to the Pilot Knob/Buck Mountain trailhead for one of my favorite mountains; Pilot Knob.

On this day, I broke trail in two feet of powder to reach the top; hard to believe it is not winter yet. My trail breaking effort was certainly worthwhile for the views I had.

I've reported on this hike before so I'll just give a pictorial essay... 

Rev at the first viewpoint

The Tongue Mountain Range

Near the top of Pilot Knob shoulder 

This gives you an idea what the powder looked like 

Long Island down below

I love this spot.  I have a great fall photo from here

Buck Mountain in the distance

Hike Stats;
Hike Distance:  4 miles
Hike Time:  2 hours, 45 minutes
Total Vertical Gain:  ~1400'

The route (click image to enlarge)