Distance Drive with a 100 Mile View (Prospect Mountain)
Event Outline- We will be taking a drive from Albany to ADK on August 15th. Starting at the Guilderland Supercharger, we will have a quick stop at the Queensbury Supercharger, and a our final destination will be the top parking lot at Prospect Mountain just beneath the summit. There is 5.5-mile long route up to top with overlook areas that we will pull off to enjoy the view and take photos. There is typically a $10 fee to enter, but the entrance fee has been currently waived, so this event is completely free (except for the cost of electricity to charge your car). You may also want to bring snack with you so that you can rest at the top and stay for a while, please note that the pavilion and restrooms are closed, and picnicking is not allowed*
I am requesting that you download an app called Zello- It is a walkie talkie style app, it will be very helpful in case we get separated and need to pull over to regroup, you can also text through the app. The channel name to join is- TOCNYS: Capital-Saratoga
You can also scan this QR code once in the app to join-
Our initial meetup location will be at the Guilderland Supercharger located at the Crossgates Mall, attendees should plan to arrive at 9:45am as we will leave in formation around 10:00 am.
From the Guilderland Supercharger we will take the ~45 minute drive on I-87 up to the Queensbury Supercharger located in the parking lot of the Aviation Mall. Once we arrive at this charger, we will wait 15 minutes to allow for any TOCNYS members to link up with us here before we venture on to our final destination of the day. We will depart this station around 11:00 am
From the Queensbury Supercharger, we will head out in formation over to Prospect Mountain, the drive over is about 20 minutes. Once we arrive, I will ensure that the whole group is together, we will then begin our climb to the first overlook stop until we reach the final parking lot.
Once we have arrived at our final destination, we'll make sure to take some great group photos, we will try to park in the back of the lot and leave one spot between each car. Please remember to bring PPE for yourself and to follow local guidelines on physical distancing ). This website says that the trail to the summit is closed, it's not clear if they are talking about the final trail for the top parking lot or the entire hiking trail*
Check out these two sites for more information on Prospect Mountain:
After you have had you fill at the top, you may also want to go into the town for lunch or a walk, the beach to tan/swim, or even a hike (I suggest Buck Mountain)