Spruce Mountain Fire Tower, Southern Adirondacks

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Today’s sunny adventure took me to a hike that I had never done before, up to the Spruce Mountain Fire Tower, the tallest fire tower in the Forest Preserve at 73 feet. 1000 feet of elevation gain in 1.5 miles to the tower. Climbing the tower is a bit nerve racking for someone who really does not care for heights. Microspikes for the climb.

Heading up the trail. There were some muddy wet sections in the lower part of the trail but all snow for much of the way.
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Old stone wall along the trail
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Open hardwoods
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Blue skies overhead
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More of the trail as I went up
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The tower
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Some views from up in the tower
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Looking straight down the tower from the cab
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And lastly, someone has been very busy!
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