Trip report

Stissing Mountain Fire Tower Hike

Hiking/Walk DATE: 10/09/2010 - 10/09/2010

Trip/Event Location: Pine Plains, NY

Trip Leader(s):

Max # People: 20

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

 This hike is about a mile in length.  The vertical climb is about  1000 feet.  Conditions of the trail varies, moderate to steep grade.  Some mud and water runoff may be

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

 Parking on Lake Road  for the main trail.  Lake Road is accessible from either Route 82 (South of the Pine Plains traffic light) Trail will be on left, or,  from Route 199 (West of  the Pine Plains traffic light).  Trail will be on right.  We might meet at the Stewarts Shop on Route 82 In Pine Plains, NY and proceed to the trailhead as a group.  Questions:  Send me an email.

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 Our small group met on time In Pine Plains, NY 12567 and proceeded to the trailhead.  

We were met by Jim Mara of Friends Of Stissing Landmarks, the owners of the Tower.  He told us about the history of the Tower and gave us some trail tips and charts.  

The Tower, located at 1402 feet, commands an awesome view in every direction.  The trail we chose took a little more than an hour to climb the 1000 feet.  The woods were beautiful.  The trail was rocky and walking sticks made our ascent and descent easier.  After climbing the switch-back stairs to the top of the Tower,  taking in the gorgeous Fall views and listening to the howling wind, we descended the Tower to eat lunch on a rocky promontory.  The hike down to the trailhead was nice and we encountered a few other small groups making the climb.  

I would recommend this hike to everyone.  Located in the Hudson River Valley,  the trailhead and Stissing Mountain Fire Tower are  easily reached and makes for a fun day hiking in the woods.  

I am sure all the participants would agree.

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