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Potash Mountain ~ Oct 11, 2012

Journal entry by Anita Dingman



Twenty-one hikers met at the Municipal Center in Lake Luzerne. We car pooled from there to the trail head for Potash Mountain. Donna Gagnon, the owner of the private property we were hiking on was supposed to meet us there but was late. Since I had obtained her permission to hike there, we took a couple of photos and started up the mountain. It was a perfect day for a hike-cool enough to make it comfortable on the hike up. The sun peeked through from time to time. Every year I climb Potash (I have done it almost every year since I was in my teens) it seems to get steeper. On top the wind was COLD but everyone agreed that the views were worth it. Unfortunately, this year the colors haven't been very vivid but there were a lot of yellows. Upon reaching our cars again, we found Donna and her Dad waiting for us so everyone got to meet them. Donna gave us a paper that told about her plans for the mountain-I hope her dreams can be realized. Thanks, Donna, for giving us permission to hike Potash.

I am not sure of everyone's names so will leave that to someone else.

10/13/12 - Wanderer . added 11 photos.

10/13/12 - Ken Gericke added 6 photos.

18 photos



After the hike. Dorothy and Don are missing since they were cold and came down before everyone else.



At the Start - 23 Happy Hikers (I never realized how tall Joanne is!) - by Wanderer



Looking South With the Luzerne Mts Dominating - Difficult to make out but the mountains in the horizon (to the left) are Blackhead and Black Dome Mts of the Blackhead Range in the Catskills - 100 miles away! - by Wanderer



Looking Westerly with Hadley and Roundtop Mts to the Right and the Mountains of Northwestern Saratoga County Behind - Center - by Wanderer



Looking Easterly With Darling Mt Dominating - by Wanderer



Lunch at the Overlook Slightly Beneath the Actual Summit - by Wanderer



Another Lunch Picture - This one was post birthday celebration for Fran. Sorry I missed a pic of Claire's brownie's - I was probably eating one. - by Wanderer



Looking Due South With Fourth Lake in Center - by Wanderer



Being Careful on a Steep Section - by Wanderer



Traffic Jam Caused by Jim Passing Out Tootsie Roll Pops to Hikers Going Up - by Wanderer



Group at End of Hike Sans Dorothy and Don - (owner Donna Gagnon modeling her high tech hiking boot and her father Austin to the far left) - by Wanderer



We've all seen it - Potash Mt. - by Wanderer



Up we go to the summit of Potash Mtn. - by Ken



Hey Nancy...we reached the top! - by Ken



Adk vista from Potash Mtn. - by Ken



We're going to the top. - by Ken



Lichen amd moss near the summit. - by Ken



4th Lake beyond the scrub oaks. - by Ken



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