On this day, Leesa, our dog Rev and I, along with our friend Mark, chose to head up to the Pinnacle in Bolton Landing for sunrise. This wonderful Lake George Land Conservancy property provides an outstanding view looking east to Lake George in exchange for a meer 15 minute hike and a climb of 450 vertical.
We parked at the parking area on Edgecomb Road and started our climb at about 6:10 and reached the summit at 6:25. On this morning there was a long thin series of clouds laying just above the lake and drifting northward. The clouds added some interest to the panorama without blocking the view of the lake.
It was chilly (38 degrees) and a light breeze was blowing as we all stood there in amazement clicking away with our cameras. The cool weather didn't bother me as I snapped over 200 pictures in about 15 minutes.
I'll let the sample of pictures below speak for themselves.
I first went back to the summit of Pinnacle, then took the yellow trail north. It continued north almost until Finkle Road, then turn west, reclimbing all the elevation that it had lost, until it emerged on Edgecomb Road, about a quarter mile north of the trail to Edgewood Rond (and the red trail to Cat Mountain). The trail is marked the entire way with yellow LGLC markers, but it has not received any foot traffic yet so care is needed to follow the markers.
Once out to Edgecomb Road, I walked the 0.8 miles on the road back to the Pinnacle parking area.
To finish the day, Leesa and I went for a kayak paddle on Glen Lake.
|The early afternoon view from the Pinnacle.|
|The Pinnacle (Red) trail and the Yellow Trail (shown in blue)|