It’s nearly spring in the Adirondacks and the views are breathtaking! Join us as we ascend Noonmark Mountain and enjoy views of Keene Valley and the Ausable Club from the open ledges of Stimson Trail. The climbing gets easy 1.5 miles into our hike as we follow the ridge to the lookout that offers spectacular views of the Great Range. Just a short distance from the lookout, we come to two ladders before the trail enters the woods. The summit, a mere 2.5 miles from our starting point, opens up 360-degree unobstructed views in all directions. In the West, the Great Range dominates, the Dix Range lies to the South, and Giant Mountain to the Northeast. We will also catch glimpses of both Rainbow Falls and Beaver Meadow Falls. No other climb will reward you with such grand views for so little effort.
Departure and Return Location:
St. Hubert's Parking Area, 87 North to Exit 30, turn left 7.5 miles on Route 73 West to Ausable Road on the left (directly across from Roaring Brook Falls Trailhead)
Arrive at 8:00 a.m. Depart at 8:15 a.m.
Approximately 3:00 p.m.
Lunch and three liters water; backpack and snacks.
Hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing. No Cotton.
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Duration: 5 hours
Total Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2175 feet
Keene Valley, New York
March 18, 2017
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