Looking down from the fire tower, at the Ranger's cabin and the southern foothills of the Adirondacks.
Bare Mountain Top
The part of the mountain most visited is worn down to the exposed face. I spend several hours soaking up the sun on this beautiful day.
Fire Tower Secured By Guidewires
This is due to being on an open rock face, strong winds. It was rock stead (pun intended), climbing it with 50 MPH winds on Friday.
Former Rangers Station
Near the Fire Tower.
Descending the Hill
It was such a beautiful day for a hike. It was 70 degrees, with a brisk breeze.
It's a gentle down hill and up, although walking on all the exposed rock on the way down is rough on the ankles. The trail obviously gets a lot of use.
A brief history of the Fire Tower on top of Hadley Mountain.
The sign is pretty much self explanatory.
Carry It In, Carry It Out
A friendly reminder from the DEC in the form of a sign.
Old Ranger's Station
Back when the Fire Tower was actively used for surveying fires, in the era-prior the mid-1980s, the ranger would have lived here.