Adirondack Spring Hike #?

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kwc

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The weather has been steadily improving and I figured it was time to get out and try and beat the black flies ... so on Tuesday 5/19 I hiked into Murphy Lake from Pumpkin Hollow Road ...
Some really nice trail work that replaced some really old wooden boardwalk through a wet area
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an example of the old boardwalk that remains further down the trail
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trilliums are still in bloom
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one of the larger stream crossings
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the things you see in the woods ...
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trail gets a bit rocky and wet ... you can tell that this part follows an old woods road
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nope, not Murphy Lake! A small beaver pond along the trail about a 1/2 mile from the lake
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One of the first views of Murphy Lake from the trail
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my lunch time view from the rocks below the lean-to. the trail enters the lake area below the cliffs in the distance
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I bushwacked around the lake to return to the trail ... this is a view looking back at the rocks in the photo above (where I ate lunch)
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this is the outlet of the lake that you follow for a bit on the trail (I took the photo on my way out)
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this little guy was warming him/herself in the leaves near the trail
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a red trillium ... their bloom is just about over
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at times it felt like you were walking through an avenue of pines ...
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Total mileage r/t 7.6 miles. A few black flies swarming around when I was eating lunch but none were landing or biting. Saw a couple people tent camping just off the trail as I rounded the lake but didn't see anyone else. A fine day to be out and about!
 

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Miya

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Oh! That little snack is too camouflage haha. Going to get stepped on. Thanks for the share!
 

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