Algonquin Mountain to Hurricane Lake
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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.