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Old 08-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
SteveSam
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Potash Mtn. - Lake Luzerne - 8/16/19

We hiked the new trail up Potash Mtn. in Lake Luzerne starting from the parking lot on Potash Rd. There are no trail signs at the parking area to indicate that it is the trailhead for Potash Mtn. However, the trail is well defined all the way to the summit and it is accurately mapped in OpenStreetMap. There are trail markers for the first part of the trail on the Harris Nature Preserve property, but there are no trail markers once the trail leaves the preserve. We had no problems following the trail. There is extensive rock work/steps on the trail; the trail work is very nice. It is quite steep near the top, but no scrambling is required. The summit area is state land and there is an extensive set of cliffs along the southern and western side of the summit with great views. The round trip was approximately 3.5 miles with a total ascent of 1000 ft. Looking forward to hiking this trail during the fall colors.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #2
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AFAIK, the trail on state land is illegal; some guys who just went ahead and put in in while the state just looked the other way. It's a very poorly laid out trail.
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Old 08-17-2019, 10:59 PM   #3
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Nice photos. I did this last year and enjoyed it. Close to home.
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