Trip Leader: John Clarkson
November 17, 2021
Seven Albany ADK hikers enjoyed a micro-spike hike through early season snow to Peaked mountain in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness. This is a 9-mile, 1400 ft elevation gain out & back hike along a mile of shoreline on Thirteenth Lake, then uphill alongside a major stream, and passing several wetlands and the Peaked Mountain Pond before ascending to the summit. It’s rated as a moderate hike, although the portion between Pond and summit is fairly steep and can be tricky when wet or icy. As is often the case, the weather was uncertain until the day of the trip, but we were well rewarded with a beautiful draping of snow. The several stream crossing (which can be difficult in early winter or during high water) passed without incident. A great hike in any season, so check it out sometime if you haven’t been there!