Steep, but very short. Enjoyed views from the end of the trail, then walked up into the woods to the true summit with its moonshiners' flagpole. Saw first of the season balck-eyed susans and all the tree varieties that Frank identified.
Joan stopped short of the summit, descended to the bench near the trailhead, but we enjoyed the one at the top end of the trail.
Route up/down: Summit Trail
Joan and I drove up Perkins Memorial Drive, climbed tower, walked around summit paths, thoroughly enjoyed the great views. We also drove to the end of the road and took in the scenic view of water and beach below.
My bad back responded positively to the mild exercise. Perhaps I'll be able to climb something later this season after all???
Route up/down: Perkins Memorial Drive
Drove to shuttle parking area. Shuttle to top. Scrambled to summit with granddaughter Laura and son John. Joan waited at shuttle stop. Frank waited at shuttle parking area below.
Route up/down: Viewmobile, summit paths
Missed a turn, took long detour back to the top and carefully descended. As a consequence, I got back to my car at dusk. A very steep, difficult climb for not that great of a payoff. The towers were interesting, but not scenic.
Route up/down: Mount Anthony Summit Trail (blue trail)
Of the hundreds of peaks I've climbed this ranks in the top ten for sure! Nearly 360 degrees views, no signs of civilization except for the Raymond Torrey inscription on the summit rock, just wonderful peak foliage scenery on surrounding mountains. My photos don't begin to capture the wonders of these views.
The climb, both up and down, was demanding for me, but so well worth it.
Route up: Long Path
Route down: Long Path, Deep Hollow Road, Long Path
Frank and I enjoyed a beautiful fall foliage drive which provided the excuse for making the long trip to finally climb this little mountain on my Adirondacks bucket list. The most vivid colorful views of all were from the summit. We enjoyed visiting with the numerous other climbers sharing the top with us.
Route up/down: Main trail