Adirondack Forum  
Rules Membership Donations and Online Store Adkhighpeaks Foundation ADKhighpeaks Forums ADKhighpeaks Wiki Disclaimer

Go Back   Adirondack Forum > The Adirondack Forum > Trip Reports
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
Pauly D.
Member
 
Pauly D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Posts: 371
Quick little Pharaoh detour

I'm not very diligent in posting my trip reports so here's to change. There are a couple of campsites off the South trail to Pharaoh Lake. I've been wanting to try the one by Pharaoh Brook for quite some time. Those familiar with the area will recognize it immediately. I was hoping to see some wildlife on the marsh and to test some new gear.



The campsite is very nice with wide open space and many fine trees to hang a hammock. It also has a privy. I was hoping to sleep under the stars but the old Adirondack micro weather had other plans. It rained most of the night but the Etowah tarp I use provided plenty of protection.







Pharaoh Lake was very crowded with a constant stream of people heading there all day. After sunset a nice young couple joined me after, I assume, they saw my fire. They were hiking in and got caught in the dark. We shared some nice conversation and they made their way to Pharaoh Lake the next morning along with their small dog.

I tested a new down blanket from Rumpl. I had hopes that it, along with an under quilt, would be sufficient in the warmer months. No such luck. The cooler temperatures along with the rain made for a cold night. Should have brought the sleeping bag.

I did see the resident beaver and two whitetail deer. Sorry no pics. I was surprised that I didn't hear any owls but maybe the rain kept them quietly hunkered down.

It was a good, quick trip to decompress and enjoy the forest. Rain was a threat all morning in the hills but as soon as I got to Brant Lake it was sunny and pleasant.
__________________
Oh I'd rather go and journey where the diamond crest is flowing...
Pauly D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2019, 04:38 PM   #2
Justin
Moving along
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,547
Love that view!
Nice view of the open ledges on No. 8 Hill from there also, one of the most rewarding bushwhacks in the Pharaohs.
Justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2019, 11:20 AM   #3
Lucky13
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 496
Beautiful Pix and great report!
Lucky13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2019, 07:04 AM   #4
TrailBlaser
Member
 
TrailBlaser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Brewster, NY
Posts: 274
Thanks for a great trip report Pauly D! I enjoyed the write-up and the photos. I will consider that site next time I head into Pharaoh.
__________________
"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world."
John Muir
TrailBlaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

DISCLAIMER: Use of these forums, and information found herein, is at your own risk. Use of this site by members and non-members alike is only granted by the adkhighpeak.com administration provided the terms and conditions found in the FULL DISCLAIMER have been read. Continued use of this site implies that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions of this site. Any questions can be directed to the Administrator of this site.