North Country explorer from Edwards NY
Finally got a chance to hike up to the long abandoned fire tower on Loon Lake Mt. The upper reaches had 2 or 3 inches of fresh snow, and there was ice as well. The last mile is pretty brutal. Around 1700' of ascent, and 6.2 miles round trip. The views were incredible- and we lucked out weather wise, chilly but clear. This is in Franklin county near Vermontville. It's an awesome trek, but not for everyone. The last mile is pretty difficult, and at nearly 3300' in altitude it has much different conditions than lower peaks.