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Ascent of Kane Mountain on 2014-07-08

Climber: Christa Kearsey

Others in Party:Lea & Katie
Date:Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kane Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2180 ft / 664 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got a late start my friends had already reached the summit by the time I was parking at the lot at the trail head. It was threatening rain so I ran up the trail in about 30 minutes and made it to the abandoned cabin just in time to hide out from a tremendous rain storm.

Rain stopped about an hour later so I thought I'd attempt to see a view from the tower. I waited up in the top of the tower for about 15 minutes while the clouds cleared to revel breathtaking views of Canada Lake, West Lake, and Green Lake. I was blown away by its beauty.

Trail Head Location for GPS: Green Lake Rd, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 (This will get you close just follow the road).
If you come onto the road off of NY-10 S/NY-29A E, the trail head will be near the end of the road on the left and the parking lot is slightly hidden by trees.

This is a very rewarding and easy hike, and if you have time after or before and want a healthy snack I recommend the Food Co-op Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market - located on 30 North Main Street, Johnstown, NY 12095.
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A view of Canada/West Lakes from the summit of Kane Mtn Fire Tower NY - July 8th, 2014 (2014-07-08). Photo by Christa Kearsey.
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Summary Total Data
    Route:Kane Mtn East trail
    Trailhead:Green Lake Rd Trail Head at Parking Lot  
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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