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    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    Companion forum thread to: Change of Plans

    Talk about changing plans! My original plan was to be in Maine hiking the Grafton Loop trail. Due to nasty torrential rains from tail end of a tropical storm that would be every day of the trip, I decided to change my plans and head to the Adirondack Mountains to hike the Cranberry Lake 50…

    #3790894
    David Hartley
    BPL Member

    @dhartley

    Locale: Western NY

    Have fun! I did most* of that with my brother a few years ago. Lots of beaver dam crossings! And there was one re-route around something called the “Log of death” that we missed somehow. We arrived at the log of death in a driving rain – has to be close to a 50 ft. log crossing across open water/beaver swamp (you can see this in some older youtube hiker videos) not too far from High Falls (going clockwise). After a few steps out on it we realized it was too slippery and too bouncy so we ended up pushing across a very sketchy beaver dam. Anyway – shortly after the crossing we came to an intersection for what is now really the trail, so we missed the signs for the reroute. Anyway – if you go clockwise keep your eyes open for the reroute – hopefully better marked now.

    * We headed down deeper into the 5 ponds wilderness area and then returned to Wakena via a different route than the trail that goes by High Rock.

    #3790895
    David Hartley
    BPL Member

    @dhartley

    Locale: Western NY

    Here is a short Youtube video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxJ1qyV0TuE

    Anyway, if you get to this – you missed a turn off somewhere!

    #3790896
    David Hartley
    BPL Member

    @dhartley

    Locale: Western NY

    My bad – I just realized – you already hike it! How embarrassing!

    I will watch your video over lunch!

    #3790915
    David Hartley
    BPL Member

    @dhartley

    Locale: Western NY

    Ok more embarrassment! I watched the video and finally READ the complete report notes! (I started replying to this from the companion thread only which – of course did not tell the full story). Sorry for clogging up your thread with a lot of irrelevant posts! I hope you get a chance to do the Cranberry Lake 50 some time in the future.

    #3790916
    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    Lmao!! All good man! I know what you sayin!! And yes I will definitely get to do both Grafton Loop and Cranberry Lake 50!! Not gonna pass them up!

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