The Crooked Canes

~ Current Schedule ~
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A-TEAM!:  "A" after outing #         Bonus:  "BONUS" before date        All others are Regular outings
October 17    #1782     Bromley Mountain Through Hike      Pat Desbiens & Kurt Wisell     P 518-813-7946  K 518-796-5495     WX    
We will start this hike from the parking area on Vt. 11 & 30 between Manchester and Bromley Mt. (map & directions HERE), hiking the AT/LT 2.7 miles to the grassy, open summit of Bromley where we hopefully will be rewarded with 360 degree views of beautiful autumn foliage, the Taconics, Greens, Adirondacks and Whites. Vertical ascent is 1420 ft., however; there are no steep sections: a fairly consistent easy to moderate climb all the way. We will most likely take a short side trail to the Bromley Shelter for a short respite before the final pitch to the summit. Following our lunch, we will continue north along the AT/LT descending another 2.5 miles into Mad Tom Notch, near Landgrove, for a total of 5.2 miles and the end of our journey where we will have spotted a couple of cars. Disclaimer: This hike is being led by two Woodchucks (aka: native Vermonters) so it's anyone's guess what may or may not happen at any time. Meet Kurt at CTL at 8:15, depart at 8.30 or Pat at the Greenwich McDonald's at 9:00 for a 9:10 departure.   A-Team! ???

October 24    #1783    Pilot Knob Ridge Hike     Diane & Kurt Wisell     518-796-1993  K 518-796-5495     WX     ~
Don McMahon's succinct outing description from the last regular Crooked Canes outing scheduled for this location on 8/1/13: "Pilot Knob Mountain overlooks the southeast corner of Lake George. The trailhead is near the north end of Pilot Knob Road immediately before Pilot Knob Marina. Be prepared for a strenuous 5 mile hike with a 1520’ elevation change. A portion of the ascent is not clearly defined, not really a bushwhack but subject to “interpretation.” The views of Lake George along the ridge are frequent, changing and are as or more spectacular than any along the lake."  That about describes it, but to elaborate just a touch, it's an absolutely beautiful hike any time of the year with a long stretch of great views that just get better and better.   CTL or the Buck Mountain trail head (picture of it) at 10:00.  A-Team! ???

October 31    #1784     Halloween On Buck Mountain     Scott Anderson     518-955-7991    WX    
Wear your spookiest hiking gear and we will haunt the summit of Buck Mtn. Maybe we will see the ghosts of hikers past. Don’t forget your treats (or tricks)! We will take the easy way up Buck, from the Hogtown trailhead on Shelving Rock Rd. The trail is level for some time and follows a stream for nearly the first mile. At about 1.5 miles the trail begins to climb steeply until the rocky summit is reached, affording panoramic views of Lake George and beyond. It is 4.6 miles RT with 1130’ ascent. I anticipate being back at the trailhead by 3:00. Meet at CTL at 8:45 for departure at 9:00 or at the Buck Mtn. trailhead on Shelving Rock Rd. at 9:45..   A-Team! ???