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  • EagleCrag
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    Thanks Makwa, I just ordered the updated book.

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  • Makwa
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    Originally posted by EagleCrag View Post
    Now they need to add this fire tower to the "Views from on High" book so it gets listed as one of the fire tower challenge peaks.
    Second Edition was released within the last year. Should have Stillwater in there.


    And it is part of the Fire Tower Challenge. Details here...

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  • EagleCrag
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    I climbed it yesterday, 06/12/18 and echo the previous comments. Very easy climb. Picnic table at the tower to enjoy lunch too. Views not very spectacular IMO, but a great climb for the family. Now they need to add this fire tower to the "Views from on High" book so it gets listed as one of the fire tower challenge peaks.

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  • Lonehiker
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    I climbed Stillwater today. The friends of Stillwater did an excellent job I don't think I have seen a tower get the care like this one did. I hope no one abuses it. Someone put a lot of workmanship in that map table in the cab. There was a lot of detail on the outer rim of the map. It will take me awhile to absorb it. I noticed a flagged Rock Pond Mountain on the rim. I was wondering if that was Mount Electra's former name. There was also an alidade. The cab had a neat storage area in the roof, a swinging door at the stairs opening, a quad chair with cup holders to sit in, there were glass windows that could be opened and there was an American Flag waving in the wind. I was most impressed. A communication antennae was installed on it too. I would like to see it during the fall
    Last edited by Lonehiker; 07-13-2017, 12:22 AM.

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  • Makwa
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    Originally posted by Wldrns View Post
    Plowed, but watch out for excessively speeding snowmobiles!
    Thanks for the tip!

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  • Wldrns
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    Plowed, but watch out for excessively speeding snowmobiles!

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  • Makwa
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    Originally posted by MoodyBlues View Post
    Stillwater fire tower trail is open, but the parking lot is not plowed....
    Thanks.

    What is Big Moose Road like during the winter? Plowed/passable?

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  • MoodyBlues
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    Stillwater fire tower trail is open, but the parking lot is not plowed....

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  • HPHikingmoo
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    As a note of information, the Fire Tower trail is closed until December 20, 2016. We drove all the way there yesterday because it was a beautiful day, only to find it was closed. We guessed it was because of hunting season.

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  • BRFvolpe
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    I haven't been on this forum for 3 mo. Thanks all you guys for your support. We had a great opening on July 2nd, and lots of visitors through the summer. We had 250-300 for our opening, and averaged 50 hikers a week thru Labor Day. Met Cold River Bob up to the tower yesterday who's a member of this forum.

    Tomorrow 9/12/16, we're setting a replacement marker of Verplanck Colvin't 1882 Station 77 marker that was stolen from the summit decades ago and discovered by Iraq War Vet Kyle Kristiansen in 2013 ... in NJ! Look us up in on the Adirondack Almanack or the Sept/Oct. issue of Adirondack Explorer.

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  • ndoggac
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    Grand opening is July 2nd @ 11am. Check the Facebook page linked in the previous post for more information.

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  • ndoggac
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    Dates have been changed, they are now: May 7, 14, 28

    You can contact Jim through the email listed three posts above this one, or via their FB page. He's the man with the plan, and knows what is needed. Thanks in advance for any volunteers.

    Keep more up to date via their Facebook page!

    https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-...-234801852849/
    Last edited by ndoggac; 04-21-2016, 02:31 PM. Reason: spelling

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  • colinzeye
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    I can help out May 14, if there is work to be done, I will be there. Just tell me whats needed?

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  • ndoggac
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    A follow-up to this with new volunteer work days. I know BRFvolpe is very busy, so wanted to cover the update for him here on the forum.

    Saturday May 14 & Sunday June 12, 2016

    Targeted official opening of the tower on July 4th weekend. Use the email in the previous post if you wish to volunteer. Hope to see you out there!

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  • BRFvolpe
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    2 more volunteer work days added for Stillwater Fire Tower. Sept. 26-27, and Oct 3-4, 2015. 6 bunks open Fri. & Sat. nights in exchange for an honest day's work restoring the tower. Contact me: FSFT@frontier.com. Autumn colors this year guaranteed to be the best ever.

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