Cook Mountain

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CookMt-sunset-CarlHeilmanII1-wpcf_1400x480The view from the summit of Cook Mountain at Lake George in the Adirondacks in New York.

We learned from  a good  source  that Cook Mountain was a good  climb for novice climbers. It was said to be a gentle climb with only a slight and short steep incline.  Our house was just across the lake and our view all week. We chose a coolish day of 60 degrees to try  the gentle climb which we thought was 1.9 miles and would take an hour or so!   Oh, were we in for a surprise!

At the trail entrance, we found some hiking sticks that we were happy to  borrow. The first section was a lovely trail where we crossed streams, looked and the  plants and just laughed and talked as the kids would run ahead and then wait for us. Soon, the grade became steeper, at first in a…

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