About Sierra McGivney

Sierra McGivney graduated in May 2021 with a degree in journalism and expeditionary studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. She spent the summer of 2020 as an intern for the Adirondack Explorer.

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  1. P Strasser says

    I just did the Chase Lake hike yesterday (9/29/21). It was lovely. There are a lot of hemlocks but also many mixed hardwoods. I would estimate that the color is just a bit early but by next week will be full color.

    One note, your map is outdated. They moved the lean-to to the north end of the lake. Your map will take the hiker to the tent site. It is 2.7 miles (one way) to the lean-to and 2.5 miles to the tent site. Follow the red blazes to the lean-to. The trail will “Y” off at 1.7 miles. You follow the yellow blazes to get to the tent site at this point.

    For reference, it took me 1 1/2 hours to hike the 2.7 miles to the lean-to (including time to stop to take photographs).

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