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Old 09-26-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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What do you think is the best sub 4000 foot mountain in the Adirondacks?

What do you think is the best sub 4000 foot mountain in the Adirondacks?

I remember Hurricane being quite exceptional but it was a long time ago.
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:36 PM   #2
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To clarify, the BEST for me, others need not concur

For the views: Adams
For the caves: Chimney
For the backcountry skiing: Hadley

BTW, I rarely set foot in the high peaks, I swore they were too busy for me back in '79...
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:42 PM   #3
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Hard to go wrong with Noonmark!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:45 PM   #4
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Some of my favorites are ones that have to be bushwhacked to. Most recently Niagara Mountain & Camels Hump come to mind. Very fun & challenging with fantastic views!
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:07 AM   #5
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I really enjoyed Ampersand.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:16 AM   #6
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I haven't been disappointed by any of the sub-4,000' peaks I've climbed. (Except for Cliff. )

Hurricane -- great, tough hike but worth it.
Adams -- amazing views, very unique.
Big Crow/Little Crow -- sweeping vistas for little effort.
Owl's Head -- ditto.
Round Mt. -- terrific views, tons of blueberries when we did it.
Mt. Jo -- postcard-perfect view, not too long of a hike.
Pitchoff (to "Balanced Rocks") -- similar views to Cascade.
Blueberry -- extremely photogenic summit!
Rooster Comb -- easy climb, nice open summit.

My favorite:
Little Porter Mountain -- great trail leading up to it, never crowded, terrific views from the open, rocky summit.

Still on my short list:
Hopkins, Jay Mt., Ampersand
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Old 09-27-2016, 07:20 PM   #7
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I love Snowy. Keep the lists going, it's nice to see your choices.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:24 PM   #8
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Crane Mt. in Thurman. Awesome views, gorgeous pond, lots to explore off trail.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:26 PM   #9
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Too many to choose from:My favorite is Hadley - it is a good hike and is close to home

If there were a pole I'd add these to it: Roostercomb, Knoblock, Jay Range

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Old 09-28-2016, 08:53 PM   #10
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For the view... Hurricane... with Hadley a close second. Cat is probably the best for the effort.
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Old 09-28-2016, 09:58 PM   #11
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:44 PM   #12
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For a small hike & rocky summit, Catamount (by Taylor Pond) is fun too.
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Old 09-28-2016, 11:03 PM   #13
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my current fave: Pitchoff Mountain--the traverse from West to East.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:23 PM   #14
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I vote +1 for both Ampersand and Noonmark.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:48 PM   #15
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Snowy has been my favorite for a long time now, really like Goodluck too...
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:11 PM   #16
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In no particular order, Noonmark, Hurricane, Ampersand, St. Regis, Pharaoh, Treadway, Big Crow/Nun-da-gao, Pitchoff, Bald Peak (adjacent to Rocky Peak Ridge), Poke-o-moonshine, Bald (near Lake George), and Sleeping Beauty immediately come to mind.
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:14 AM   #17
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Crane Mountain is one special little mountain. It is relentless on the uphill, has numerous ponds along the other side of the mountain, a steep descent, and that infamous 75 rung ladder (not sure, but it sure seems like 75 rungs).
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