Our November social series hike returns to Balsam Lake Mountain and it’s iconic fire tower. At 3729 feet elevation, Balsam lake Mountain is the 14th highest on the Catskill 3500 list. The fire tower is also part of both the Catskills Fire Tower Challenge and the ADK Fire Tower Challenge. This hike of 6 miles with 1250 feet of elevation gain will follow one of the least strenuous routes to a Catskill high peak and may be suitable for fit beginners. Much of the hike is on an old woods road with a gradual, but steady ascent. Will we have early season snow and ice or a beautiful fall day? Too soon to tell but be ready with appropriate gear.
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About our social series:
Ed is an avid hiker with a long tradition of giving back to the hiking community by leading free guided hikes for clubs and friends of Eastern Outdoor Experiences. There is never a charge for these hikes and all sufficiently fit hikers are welcome to join. If you’re not sure of your ability to do a hike, call us and ask. Use the contact form to request our newsletter so that you can be informed of more upcoming hikes and events, as well as useful advice for outdoor enthusiasts.
Hopefully you can join in this or other hikes in our 2022 Catskill Social series or in some of our fully guided Catskill offerings: