On Sunday, Jordan had the day off, so he and I went hiking with my friend Skyler. I managed to convince him to hike a firetower that had been on my list for ages, Snowy Mountain. Located in Indian Lake, about a 2 hour drive North from us, it was labeled as one of the more challenging firetower hikes. This was perfect since we wanted to hike something challenging that wouldn’t take 10 hours. We got to the trailhead on the later side, around 11:15, and started hiking at 11:30.
The trail starts out very flat and continues along the Beaver Brook, making it an enjoyable hike. After about 2.5 miles the trail starts to climb steeply. It was wet, muddy, and reminiscent of many high peaks that I’ve hiked. Snowy misses the mark as a high peak, as it stands slightly under 4,000 feet of elevation.
The firetower is open, so you have the option to climb to the top for an exquisite view!
We found a nice rocky ledge to have our lunch on not far from the tower.
It had taken 2 hrs and 30 minutes to climb the 4 miles to the top. The last mile is very steep! It had been easier than I was expecting, though.
Snowy Mountain Firetower
Distance 8.1 mi RT
Time 6 hrs, including stops
Ascent 2,182 feet