I have had so much interest in this series I thought I would encourage people to submit what trail they think should be built. Let's keep this conversation going and, if you would like, share a trail in the Saranac Lake area that you think might be appropriate for one or more outdoor recreation uses. Once I have completed posting my ten trails (and an additional blog post or two wrapping up my thoughts on the topic) I will start posting trails submitted that I think are appropriate. You can make your submissions by sending them to me HERE. Let me hear from you.
Trail #8 - Scarface Mountain Loop
This is another simple addition that would extend the hike up Scarface Mt. so you could ascend and descend via different routes. It would require about 2 miles of new trail. Descending the east side provides some great views of the High Peaks Wilderness Area. I've hiked, snowshoed, and skied this route and variations of it numerous times. It is a fun one.
8. Scarface Mountain Loop
From the existing trail on the summit of Scarface Mt. around the eastern ridge down to Ray Brook across the tracks out the access road on the NE side of Scarface to Route 86.
(2 miles of new trail)
I've bushwacked this route and variations of it numerous times on foot, snowshoes, and skis. This could be used as a year around non-mechanized trail. (i.e., not snowmobile, or bicycle)