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Old 11-10-2016, 10:13 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by DSettahr View Post
Was it a paper or yellow birch? Yellow birch can grow to impressive sizes if given the chance. There's some nice ones in the High Peaks Wilderness on the Calamity Cutoff Trail.
Yellow, as I recall.
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Old 12-30-2016, 06:52 PM   #22
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The trail is reopened. The gates at both Tower Road and Mullins Road are closed and locked. i have not seen any logging activity in over a week. The parking lot is plowed (well,we have gotten another four inches of snow....

Tower Road is pretty easy walking up to the hiking trail.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:25 PM   #23
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Tower Road - up Loon Lake Mountain

I walked Tower Road today, first time since the snow and ice melted. The logging done last November and December resulted in considerable damage to the road. The damage is getting worse given Spring runoff. There is significant erosion in spots-- not an issue for hikers, but I would not take any vehicle other than a UTV on the road in its current condition.

The logging itself has opened up the woods on the lower mountain, up to where the trail leaves Tower Road. Ptretty noticable right now, but will fill in over the next couple of years.
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