Change of Plans
Oct 12, 2023 at 7:35 am #3790888dirtbagBPL Member
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…Oct 12, 2023 at 9:39 am #3790894
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.Oct 12, 2023 at 9:48 am #3790895
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!Oct 12, 2023 at 9:49 am #3790896
My bad – I just realized – you already hike it! How embarrassing!
I will watch your video over lunch!Oct 12, 2023 at 11:24 am #3790915
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.Oct 12, 2023 at 11:34 am #3790916dirtbagBPL Member
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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