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Stone Dam Lake - Snowshoeing

posted Feb 17, 2013, 3:30 PM by Phil Spitze
For my 40th birthday I did something I almost never do: take the day off from work. And of course, I headed out to the trails!  This trip took me to the Stone Dam Lake trail just on the very edge of Adirondack Park in Forestport, NY. After driving though 20 miles of lake effect snow on the interstate, I arrived at the trailhead under sunny, but cold skies.


While I had planned enough time and packed enough supplies, I sadly did not make the full length to Stone Dam Lake. Perhaps another time! I did see some neat stuff along the way.  Enjoy!




Little Woodhull Creek still running and kicking up huge chunks of ice



Here is the first footbridge over a little tributary to Little Woodhull Creek



Chasing my shadow and blazing the trail



A larger footbridge over a narrow section of the creek





Some amazing ice formations around the footbridge - reminds me of the mouth of humpback whale



Over the bridge we go



A wood-tinted icicle made by water seeping through a rotten tree



One of the more interesting spots I've seen for a trail marker



A beaver lake and marsh - the furthest point in my trek

Happy Trails!

-PHIL