Ascent of Stone Mountain on 2013-07-28
|Date:||Sunday, July 28, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2736 ft / 833 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis peak is the former site of a state fire tower, and the beautiful summit is a well-kept local secret. There is a cabin and a lean-to in the summit clearing, and the tower footings are still in good condition if you look closely at the highest point. I found a reference marker but no benchmark.
To hike this peak, park on the Granby Road at the clearing marked 1,593' on the topo map. The trail is rocky at first, but quickly changes to a nice grassy path. You will pass a number of abandoned trailers and camps, and the trail turns into a flat ATV trail for a ways. Keep your eyes peeled for the fire warden's trail on the right - there are a couple wooden placards nailed to trees that may have held no trespassing signs once-upon-a-time, but access doesn't appear prohibited at this time. The trail climbs the last few hundred feet and rewards you with a nice camping spot and some cool views to the east if you find the old tower location. Please respect the area to ensure continued public access.
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