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Old 06-20-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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Wolf Pond trail opens

DEC recently announced the opening of the Wolf Pond trail. It's on Blue Ridge Road, right near the line between Minerva and North Hudson. I went last weekend and could not complete the trip because there was serious blown down a little under a mile in that was so thick I could not get around or through. There was also a bit of blow down a bit earlier in the trail but I could get around that.

On the way back, I passed a trail maintenance gentleman (and his friendly dog) and I mentioned it to him. So the trail might be clear now but given how much blow down there was, don't be surprised if it isn't.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:03 PM   #2
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This trail, and lean-to, have been open for some time now. IDK why the DEC waited until now to announce it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:54 AM   #3
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I'm assuming they timed it to peak hiking season as way to lure people away from the High Peaks.
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Old 06-21-2019, 05:44 PM   #4
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I'm assuming they timed it to peak hiking season as way to lure people away from the High Peaks.
Odd, but this is IN the HPWA! Only in NY!
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:06 PM   #5
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Odd, but this is IN the HPWA! Only in NY!
Isn't Wolf Pond in the Vanderwhacker WF?
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:11 PM   #6
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Isn't Wolf Pond in the Vanderwhacker WF?
Oohh, possibly, let me check my maps....
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:17 PM   #7
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You are correct! However, it's still very close to the High Peaks!
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:56 PM   #8
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It's in Vanderwhacker. There's a lot less congestion on the trails off Blue Ridge Rd as compared to Route 73, be they in Vanderwhacker WF or HPWA. I went there on a beautiful Saturday June afternoon and there was only one other person on the trail (and he was doing trail maintenance).
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:38 AM   #9
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Looks like a neat trail to a pretty pond with nice views of HP. Good target for my Hornbeck...
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:32 AM   #10
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Looks like a neat trail to a pretty pond with nice views of HP. Good target for my Hornbeck...
I have paddled up the outlet of wolf pond many times
Itís a fun little trip a few carries around rapids no formal trail
I highly recommend it
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:09 AM   #11
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I have paddled up the outlet of wolf pond many times
Itís a fun little trip a few carries around rapids no formal trail
I highly recommend it
Awesome- I like the photos you have of the adventures to Wolf Pond. On the list for sure and will look at your other galleries for ideas
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