Putnam Trail, Crane Mountain Pond - Member Hike

Hike Name: Putnam Trail, Crane Mountain Pond
Country: United States
State: New York
Nearby Town: Thurman
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Rt 418 to Athol Rd,
bear left onto High Rd,
a right turn onto Mountain/Johnsburg Valley Rd
the next turn is a left onto Garnet Lake Rd, N43 32.007 W73 54.956
the second right onto Sky High Rd, the first was washed out, N43 31.564 W73 56.452
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Very Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Sky High Rd N43 32.260 W73 58.066
Trails Used: Putnam Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes, Springs
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Captain John Streiff, Regional Forest Ranger
P.O. Box 296
1115 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296
Phone: (518) 897-1303, Fax: (518) 897-1370
Emergency Dispatch Regions 5 and 6: (518) 891-0235
Best Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads, Maintained Gravel or Dirt Roads
Hike Summary: The Putnam Trail starts out to the left of the trail head, Crane mt Trail goes off to the right. The trail starts out level for about .5 miles, crosses a stream that pours into a cave and disappears under ground. At this point the elevation is drastic, the trail climbs up a rocky ascent requiring a bit of scaling and hand climbing. The rocks and roots were found to be slippery, the utmost caution is required. The views were minimal due to leaf cover but area was nice. The trail comes into the pond and goes off to the right to several camp sites. The pond is gorgeous and worth the effort to see.



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