Colden, left, and Iroquois, Algonquin & Wright Peak on the right from Tabletop Trail.
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The season's first snowfall on the High Peaks melted, yielding muddy trails and rushing creeks.
|Tabletop Mountain does not
offer much in the way of views from its summit, but it gives the hiker
a great excuse to visit Indian Falls off the Von Hoevenberg Trail to
Marcy. Adirondack Loj is the
starting point for many enjoyable High Peaks Trails for old and young
Otter Chalet or Deep Woods Cabin, follow Route 86 past Whiteface,
left onto River Drive, where the West Branch of the Ausable heads off
the Olympic Ski Jumps. Turn left onto Route 73 towards Keene, and look
an open field on your right, framed by the High Peaks and the road to
Adirondack Loj. From the Loj, trails lead out to Algonquin,
Wright, Marcy, Haystack, and other High Peaks.