High Falls Loop Cranberry Lake NY 

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Author: michelnino
Date: 1 Apr 2010 5:00:42 PM
Activity: Backpacking
State: New York (NY)
Distance: 17.72 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 329 ft
Total Loss: 284 ft
Net Change: 45 ft
Difficulty: 4 / 10
USGS Topo Map: FIVE PONDS QUADRANGLE 7.5 MINUTE SERIES
Tags: High Falls, New York, Oswegatchie, Wanakena
Rating:   2 rating(s) Rate it


Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

Current Track: 01 APR 2010 16:33

Distance: 4.28 mi Points: 47
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Current Track: 02 APR 2010 08:44

Distance: 5.68 mi Points: 75
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Current Track: 03 APR 2010 09:01

Distance: 7.75 mi Points: 94
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi

Points of Interest

START - Wanakena

Location: 44.131069, -74.922720
01-APR-10 5:00:57PM

Intersection w/ Mid Trail

Location: 44.112057, -74.932929
Trail heads south towards High Falls.

Waypoint

Location: 44.106031, -74.955899
01-APR-10 6:35:12PM

High Rock

Location: 44.096268, -74.964253
1620.0 ft height

Road to campsite

Location: 44.095903, -74.963430

Campsite

Location: 44.095021, -74.965230
01-APR-10 7:19:47PM A nice campsite by the water. Plenty of room for a large group.

High Falls loop/Buck Brook Trail

Location: 44.076659, -74.953042
Adirondack State Park

Trail to Buck Pond

Location: 44.076573, -74.952755
02-APR-10 1:33:08PM Very difficult to see trail entrance. Had to follow ribbon trail markers. We lost the trail and pretty soon had to choose between water up to the thigh or dense tree travel. We never found the trail. Getting to the river, where there is supposed to be a bridge, there was none. A group of Kayakers ferried us across. We hoped to find the trail on the other side. It started pretty open but soon enough we were bushwhacking on a 8 km loop of no return. So, we headed back, was ferried across once more but this time hugged the water all the way back to the main trail. It was much faster on the way back.

CAMPSITE

Location: 44.074671, -74.954107
02-APR-10 5:53:20PM Also, after here the trail disappears.

Trail Marker

Location: 44.075188, -74.957031
02-APR-10 2:35:53PM There is a trail marker here but no trail to be found.

NO BRIDGE!

Location: 44.074352, -74.961095

Campsite

Location: 44.074298, -74.961369
A beautiful Park lean-to. A great campsite.

No Trail

Location: 44.074051, -74.963177
Time to head back. We sure didn't want to but...

Swamp

Location: 44.074330, -74.949236
02-APR-10 6:36:12PM Because of all the beavers, many parts of the trail was under water.

Waypoint

Location: 44.071654, -74.938661
02-APR-10 6:52:32PM

BEVER DAM

Location: 44.075023, -74.935109
02-APR-10 7:03:27PM A very large beaver dam. We had to cross o this 100 yard dam to continue on our journey.

Reconnect w High Falls Loop

Location: 44.076476, -74.928904
493.8 m height

NO CAMP

Location: 44.076900, -74.920600
02-APR-10 7:30:39PM A campsite marker but no camp site. It looked as if it was under water due to beaver dams.

CAMP 21

Location: 44.077424, -74.920266
02-APR-10 7:32:51PM The same marker for the campsite but now on higher ground. This is where we stayed.

Trail Intersection

Location: 44.073704, -74.910150
Trail signs to High Falls and Wanakena.

High Falls campsite.

Location: 44.069172, -74.909876
03-APR-10 11:27:53AM right on the trail

High Falls

Location: 44.069058, -74.910275
Another campsite but now a lean-to with all the comforts of home

High Falls Loop Trail

Location: 44.074329, -74.910192
This trail continues up towards Cranberry lake and Wanakena. But, it was deviated from the trail from the map to overpass THE PLAINS which is probably covered in water. There is a nice climb here over a hill up a ways.

CAT MOUNTAIN JKT

Location: 44.099929, -74.886829
03-APR-10 3:13:15PM If you are doing the CRANBERRY 50 this is where you turn off to continue around the lake.

Cranberry Lake Jkt

Location: 44.109626, -74.891292
This is the turn off. You can continue up to Wanakena or stay on the lean-to campsite by the lake. We headed back to Wanakena.

Campsite

Location: 44.114626, -74.896082
03-APR-10 4:47:05PM

Campsite

Location: 44.115998, -74.895679
03-APR-10 4:50:47PM

Wanakena Return

Location: 44.133523, -74.915892
We finished the trail back on the road. It was only 500m back to where we left the car on the trail entrance. 31.6 km 3 days. Fun trail.

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Location: 44.093442, -74.957528

Poi 29

Location: 44.115290, -74.928131

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Location: 44.115783, -74.927831

Poi 30

Location: 44.080163, -74.955951

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Location: 44.080240, -74.955876

Poi 31

Location: 44.078537, -74.956273

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Location: 44.078653, -74.956208

Poi 32

Location: 44.074475, -74.960350

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Location: 44.074583, -74.960296

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Location: 44.074491, -74.961004
NO BRIDGE!

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Location: 44.077674, -74.920084

Poi 33

Location: 44.077828, -74.919258

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Location: 44.077936, -74.919183

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Location: 44.073828, -74.910107

Poi 34

Location: 44.074768, -74.912016

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Location: 44.074429, -74.910128

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Location: 44.069195, -74.910214

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Location: 44.100191, -74.886675

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Location: 44.111377, -74.890366

Surprises on the trail

Location: 44.121483, -74.896545

Poi 36

Location: 44.133219, -74.914913

All done!

Location: 44.133558, -74.914656

One of four

Location: 44.122284, -74.896288


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