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Old 09-05-2020, 09:45 PM   #1
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Wallface Mountain

Hiked Wallface Mt. yesterday. We hike to Scott Pond, bushwhacked downstream 1/4 mile, then headed up to Wallace Mt., a very tough bushwhack. Thereís a great 360 view at the top but not as good as I expected. Perhaps we should have gone a little more east and made our way over to the top of the cliffs but we had enough of whacking through very dense growth.
I was very surprised to see a large area (an acre or two or three?) around the top cut down, probably with chain saw. Clearly, they did it for the view but when? The cuts didnít look old enough to precede the APA but they werenít recent, either. And why? It was a lot of work, not to mention totally illegal.
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:04 PM   #2
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I wonder if that clearcut wasn't for a helicopter rescue???
But someone here will know.
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Old 09-05-2020, 10:10 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure the trees were cut a couple of years ago for a heli landing in a SAR turned recovery effort.
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Old 09-05-2020, 11:10 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure the trees were cut a couple of years ago for a heli landing in a SAR turned recovery effort.
This is correct.

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/s...-dies-wallface
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Old 09-06-2020, 08:38 AM   #5
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Yup, I was there. Rangers found the guy way down on the back side in the woods, along the search track I was on before my team got to the location. Crazy unprepared dude.
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Old 09-06-2020, 09:25 AM   #6
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Wow! Seems crazy cutting several acres on a mountain summit, searching for a body.
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Old 09-06-2020, 10:28 AM   #7
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Of course at first no one knew exactly what was his exact location or condition. Initial search was down the face from the summit into a boulder field. Trained SAR climbers were brought in by chopper with all necessary climbing and safety gear and provisions to last for several days.
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