Can Live Up to its Name
Elevation: 3899 ft
Ascent: 2106 ft
Round-Trip Distance: 7.8 miles
Location: Route 30 south of Indian Lake
Region: Central Adirondacks
The first about 2.4 miles is a pleasant walk in the woods which traverses over to and then ascends a major drainage of the mountain. You cross the stream several times while climbing 700 feet in the process. The stream crossings on this trail would be no problem in the dry parts of the year or during the frozen part of winter, but may be harder to negotiate with runoff during the spring. After the last stream crossing, the real climbing begins in earnest. The final 1400 feet is ascended in about a mile and a half. The last part of the trail up ends at an excellent viewpoint overlooking Indian Lake. The fire tower is just a short walk through the wooded summit. The tower is in fine condition, and the view from its upper reaches is stunning.
This trail can be found on the ADK/National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map for the Northville Raquette region (map No. 744).
Have a great hike! Bob Goodwin