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Old 12-28-2016, 11:12 PM   #1
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Unnamed "Palmer Pond Mountain" - 12/28/16

I've accessed this gem a couple times previously. It used to be a little more of a challenge. You had to ford the Schroon River, then find the walking culvert to pass under I87.

Now you can utilize the newly constructed DEC bridge over "The Branch"; the outlet of Palmer Pond, to get to the NE section of the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area.

The unnamed hill immediately to the south of Palmer Pond has a double summit. The northern summit is nondescript, but the southern summit is quite spectacular.

Today I used the new bridge to try out the new access and the different route. It was quite a pleasant bushwhack, although the crust on top of the 8-10" of snow slowed the upward progress a little.

If you are a bushwhacker, this is an area to add to your exploration list...

Details and pics are at my blog post below.

http://www.offonadventure.com/2016/1...notch.html?m=0
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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Thanks, Mike. That's quite a bridge, what is its intended use?
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Thanks, Mike. That's quite a bridge, what is its intended use?
From an earlier Dec press release:

"DEC plans to improve the parking area near the dam, construct an access site for launching small car-top boats and install a fishing pier on Palmer Pond. Once completed, the public will be able to fish the 28-acre pond by boat."
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That's all well & good, but it's still an awfully big bridge just for foot traffic to the other side of The Branch. Or is it just for foot traffic? Does it connect to a snowmoblile trail?
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That's all well & good, but it's still an awfully big bridge just for foot traffic to the other side of The Branch. Or is it just for foot traffic? Does it connect to a snowmoblile trail?
It's for cars carrying car-top boats. There is no snowmobile trail there that I saw.
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