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Oct. 15, 2022 (Sat.)
Elevations: 3107 feet, 2815 feet; Order of Height: 150, 225
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Alana Wilcox, Chris Hatko, Gillian Hatko, Evie Hatko, Katie Hatko, Deepak Kumar, Brittan Fell, Brian Connell
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A mid-October hike to catch the last of the fall colors. We chose the NunDaGaO loop because it is low, close to leaves, and sports many lookouts. And to further increase the likelihood of close color viewing, we tacked on the trail leading down over the Crows.

Big group today - eleven in total. We did the loop counter-clockwise so the less interesting stuff came first, and the crags and lookouts of Weston Mountain and the Soda Range came later. On the higher parts of the loop, the colors were mostly yellows, with many trees completely denuded of leaves. Views still excellent, though - this really is quite a beautiful hike and it had been too long since I'd done it.

The finale down the Crows (instead of doing the standard loop) was well worth it. The lower elevation meant many of the bright orange and reds were still present. The final lowest lookout offered the most brilliant and spectacular view of colors. Followed the new red NYSDEC markers religiously and came out at a very minimally-marked trailhead on Hurricane road, about 500 yards below the junction with Otoole Road.

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 Image Gallery: October 2022 Nun-Da-Ga-O Loop and Crows Hike


May 18, 2009 (Mon.)
Elevation: 3107 feet; Order of Height: 150
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Rene Lavigne, Dan, Asmir Arifovic
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Short, easy, varied and quiet Nun-da-ga-o Ridge. An intro hike for Rene and Dan (and an easy refresher hike for Asmir), and hopefully this will whet their appetites for more!

We had cool and mostly cloudy conditions as we started out from the trailhead at the end of O'Toole road. We did the loop counter-clockwise, hiking along the easy flats as a warm-up before heading up to Lost Pond. Lots of beaver activity there at the moment!

Beyond Lost Pond, we climbed up steeply to Weston Mountain's summit, where the good lookout points provided great views of the central high peaks and Lost Pond. From there, we hiked down, then back up onto Nun-da-ga-o Ridge proper, where we enjoyed the open ledges and mats of lichen. We completed our leisurely circuit in just over 5 and a half hours.

Please refer to the link below for the full trip report with lots of pictures.

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 Image Gallery: May 2009 Nun-da-ga-o Loop


Sep. 2, 2002 (Mon.)
Elevation: 3107 feet; Order of Height: 150
Participants: Andrew Lavigne, Gilbert Benoit, Andree Plouffe, Sharon

A beautiful late summer day. Although not much of a noteworthy area in the elevation department, I had heard that the Soda Range and Nun-Da-Ga-O ridge was a wonderful short loop hike. The area lies just to the north of Hurricane Mountain, to the east of the hamlet of Keene. We did the loop clockwise, first going north and soon reaching a rocky nubble with good views to the west. From here the trail is 'not officially maintained'. Continuing north and easterly, the trail goes over many interesting rock ledges and through small clearings. Good views of the somewhat distant Central High Peaks region. After the ridge itself, the trail drops down into a col between the ridge and neighbouring Weston Mountain, which itself has a good viewing ledge. From Weston Mountain, the trail leads down to scenic Lost Pond, with Hurricane mountain rising in the background (as viewed from the northern shore). Soon afterwards the trail becomes 'officially maintained' again (in fact becoming a wide an easy path, eventually) and leads quickly back to the parking area. See the maps in the presentation below for details on the route.

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 Image Gallery: September 2002 Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge Hike


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