Another Southern Adirondacks hike - Clockmill Pond and Rock Lake

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Today was another relatively warm late October day with a forecast of increasing clouds and maybe a shower. Turns out that the forecast was wrong and it turned out to be partly cloudy with no rain at all. I decided to hike into an area that I hadn’t been in a while. It’s in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest so I’ll be following a snowmobile trail for much of the day.

Today‘s route on the left side
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Early on the trail … lots of leaves on the trail, hiding rocks and other treasures
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A meadow just off the trail
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More of the trail as the woods opened up
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Side trail to Clockmill Pond
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Clockmill Pond through the trees
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A view of the pond
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I bushwhacked around the left side of the pond to get another view
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I thought this shot looked pretty cool …
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Looking up
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On the trail to Rock Lake
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Rock Lake through the trees
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Something interesting along the trail
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Rock Lake … which is smaller that Clockmill Pond. Go figure.
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stream feeding into Rock Lake
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Small beaver dam on the creek
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a very old Snowmobile trail marker, pre-1970 when the Conservation Department became the Department of Environmental Conservation. It’s also a metal trail marker, DEC markers are reflective plastic now
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Somebody has been very busy
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Sunlight hitting a green fern
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Six miles today. Met one person on my way in, a hunter who was giving up for the day. “Too warm, nothing’s moving at all”.
 
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