If you've dreamed of hiking to the peak of a mountain top but remained hesitant because it sounds like something only the experienced get to enjoy, well I am here to make your dreams come true!
In the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York is a little town called Old Forge. Just on the outskirts of town is the entrance to Bald Mountain.
This hike only takes about 30 minutes to reach the fire tower at the peak. If you are a first-timer, take all necessary steps to ensure safety while hiking... but know that YOU CAN DO THIS!
The first time I climbed this mountain, I was right in the middle of chemo and radiation treatments... I was out of shape, out of breath just walking to the kitchen in my home, covered in bruises from enduring cancer treatments... and I was bald! But I did this climb anyway and it was exhilarating to make it to the top, it was empowering to say I did it, and it gave me hope for my future that anything is possible!
Check the weather and go on a clear day so you get the best view!
After your hike, get on over to the main street in Old Forge and grab some great eats after stopping at the Old Forge Hardware Store. It's not what you think of a hardware store. It's famous and SO FUN inside!
This is Upstate New York of course, so plan a summer trip. Everything is closed in winter for hibernation. :)
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