Mt Severance and Schroon Lake Area Hiking

Spent a few days up in the Adirondacks around Thurman, NY with family. On the first day, we headed out for some early morning hiking. We made two stops: the first was a short 1/2 mile hike to a small lake, which was a perfect warm up for both my body and my camera.

Lake sighting through the trees.

Lake view from the rocks.

Early morning sun shining on the lake.

Some of the landscape around the lake.

After that, we went over to the Mt. Severance trail which is about 1.2 miles long, and climbs up the 813′ mountain. It starts with going through two tunnels under the highway, then you enter the woods which shelter you very nicely from the sun (something very needed that day as the sun was very strong and it was fast approaching 90 degrees). Due to the sun and heat there was a lot of haze in the air, especially noticeable when we reached the summit.

The tunnel at the start of the Mt. Severance trail.

The sheltered path and one of a few bridges to cross. The shade protected us from the sun and helped us keep cool on the hike.

Top of the mountain view. The heat creates a massive haze.

Lunchtime view.

Clouds not quite blocking the sun.

Showing the haze around Lake Paradox due to the heat which reached around 90 on our way down.

Around the corner is a view of Paradox Lake.

Although brief, these two hikes were an excellent start to my Adirondack vacation.


About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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One Response to Mt Severance and Schroon Lake Area Hiking

  1. Loretta Santasier says:

    Love this, Nick!!! Be sure to tag “severance” and Schroon Lake so others can see it!!

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