Algonquin Mountain to Hurricane Lake

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A waterfall on the trail to Algonquin Mountain

We woke up early and found the trailhead for Algonquin Mountain.  I believe it was the Macintyre trail that leads to the summit.  The trail was only moderately strenuous and the views from the top are well worth the hike.  We stopped and had lunch at the top.  This is when I found out I am allergic to something in an energy bar I ate (maybe flaxseed?).  It certainly made the hike out unpleasant, especially since we did not return the same way we came.  Istead, we continued down the south slope of the mountain to avalanche lake.  At that point I had already lost my lunch and was feling very sick and drained of energy.  That is when we saw a sign that said "Adirondack Loj - 7 miles".  I thought it would be a very miserable 7 miles back to camp, but was pleasantly surprised by the views on the return trail through Avalanche Pass.

  This is an area where you can see the aftermath of an avalanche that devastated the entire side of a mountain.  There are literally thousands upon thousands of trees piled up next to the water at the bottom of the mountain.  It was a pretty impressive sight.  Unfortunately, I was feeling too ill to bother with my camera, so I didn't take any photos.  I think I will try to see if my friends have any pictures so I can post them in this blog.  Overall, even with my bad lunch experience, it was an excellent day on the trail and I HIGHY recommend this route to anyone.   

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A waterfall on the trail to Algonq…
A waterfall on the trail to Algon…
View from Algonquin Mountain
View from Algonquin Mountain
View from Algonquin Mountain
View from Algonquin Mountain
View from Algonquin Mountain
View from Algonquin Mountain
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photo by: mnico78