On September 20, I hiked the 3,169-foot Catamount Mountain in the northern Adirondacks. Overall, the hike is 3.6 miles. From the summit, you can see the Saranac River, including Union Falls Pond. Taylor Pond and Silver Lake are also visible. In the other direction, you can see Whiteface. The above photos are from that hike.
Mike Lynch has been a multimedia reporter for the Explorer since 2014 and can often be found hiking mountains, paddling rivers, or skiing down slopes. His photos complement many of the stories throughout the magazine and website, and he regularly writes wildlife, land acquisition and recreation stories. Mike has also worked as a licensed outdoor guide and thru-paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. He is the author of 12 Short Hikes on Preserves near Lake George. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up for Mike’s newsletter