"The twenty-sixth highest peak in the Adirondacks, Allen is touted as being the most difficult of the original 46 to get to. This is most likely because of the long hike in that is needed to get to its trailhead normally requiring at least an overnight stay. Allen also stands quite far from any other regular trail and has a rather obtuse route to the top due to most of the direct route residing on private land. Add to this the effects of clear-cut logging in that area and the devastating blowdowns from Hurricane Floyd in 1998 make for a most strenuous passage."with this in mind, we knew this would be a ball-buster of a hike. i know that some folks on the path to becoming 46rs will wait until the end to complete allen mountain. i would advise everyone against that.
|(sign marking the beginning of the allen mountain herd path. photo taken by adam.)|
|(a view down the slide climbed to summit allen. photo taken by adam.)|
|(one of the views from allen's summit. photo taken by adam.)|
i could not be more happy that allen mountain is behind us.