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Old 05-11-2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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DEC Closes Wakely Mountain Trail

Received this email yesterday:

DEC Closes Wakely Mountain Trail

DEC has closed the Wakely Mountain Trail immediately and until further notice due to safety concerns with the Wakely Mountain Fire Tower.

The fire tower was closed to public access in December 2016 due to structural deficiencies. The condition of the tower has worsened and it is possible the tower may collapse in heavy winds.

DEC is closing the trail to prevent injuries to visitors if the fire tower collapses.

Repairs will be undertaken as soon as possible to prevent the collapse of the fire tower.

See the story at http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise...citing-safety/
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:50 AM   #2
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Yeah, learned that yesterday as well. Sad. Hopefully the repairs will be successful. Arguably the highest tower in the park. It's become an increasingly popular destination. The state just did some repairs in the past several years to replace punky stair treads, etc.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:30 PM   #3
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So disappointed to hear, I was planning on going to Cedar River Flow and hiking it this weekend

Anyone have some other suggestions on some kayak camping with a fire tower in the same area? I know Pilsbury isn't too far away, but it looks like an hour drive and I would like to be in the same area that I am kayaking and camping.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:32 AM   #4
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You could camp and kayak Lake Durant and climb Blue Mountain. There are a couple of free drive in spots on the lakeshore just off the Rt. 28 highway. Just not as quiet as the Cedar River with the highway noise.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:12 PM   #5
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Wow. Was my first firetower hike last year. Hope it can be maintained!
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Old 07-12-2017, 10:53 AM   #6
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Any update on whether the DEC will repair and reopen this summer? Thanks.
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