Hadley Mountain, Saratoga County, NY

January 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm 6 comments

Hadley Mountain (2675 ft) is a small mountain in northern Saratoga County, NY. The 1.8-mile trail to its summit and fire tower climbs 1525 ft from the trailhead, making for a short stiff climb. The first mile is especially relentless, climbing over 1000 ft of that total with few breaks.


Somewhat on the spur of the moment, I climbed Hadley today on a well-packed trail, taking about 1:15 to the summit. Along the way, there are wonderful views to the south toward Great Sacandaga Lake from some rock ledges.


Just below the summit is the former fire observer’s cabin, its sheltered front porch a common refuge on windier days.

Today, there was very little wind and a brilliant blue sky. Views to the north toward the Adirondack High Peaks were outstanding.

On the summit, I did my part for the Summit Cheeseburger Project. On the drive up, I remembered to stop in Corinth at a Stewart’s Shop and picked up a cheeseburger. On the summit, with temps in the 20s, it was barely lukewarm, but it served the purpose. Hadley is only the third of 3,397 New York summits to be logged as completed.

The trip back to the car took less than 45 minutes. It’s amazing how much easier a rocky rooty trail can be in the winter when it’s smoothly packed snow.

Rich aka adk46r2783


Entry filed under: New York Summits.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. WIMPY  |  January 28, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Hey adk46r2783,

    Great post and welcome to the elite fraternity of SummitCheese. I am looking forward to watching more of the 3,395 remaining NY summits fall.

    Used to live in NY and enjoyed summiting peaks in the Adirondacks and Catskills. Sadly, I had not been indoctrinated into SummitCheese so the required Cheeseburger was not present on my trips.

    Take Care,


  • 2. adk46r2783  |  January 30, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Hey Wimpy,

    Yeah, if this had been around 20 years ago, I’d be in the triple digits by now. Just have to go back and do them all again. 🙂


  • 3. sirloinofbeef  |  January 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Who would mind hiking Algonquin a second, third, or even tenth time?


  • 4. adk46r2783  |  February 2, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Yeah, I’ve done most several times, but especially Algonquin. Now it’s time to do it with a burger.

    Any luck with fixing the images on this post?

  • 5. West Mountain – Warren County, NY « Summit Cheeseburger  |  September 5, 2009 at 8:07 am

    […] Mountain, where we found the usual fine views.   I’d already ‘burgered this summit back in January, so no cheeseburger this time. Off to the south is Great Sacandaga Lake, where Bob and Carol have a […]

    • 6. adk46r2783  |  September 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm

      Hmmm – not sure where that came from…


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