Here is a mountain that appears to be falling apart. A chasm runs along it's southwest end. Huge boulders are standing precariously on cliff edges. More fractures can be seen walking along the top of the mountian. Inside the large fissure small caves can be seen. The camera dosen't do justice on how deep this really is. In the second picture I try to show the bottom, but there are more openings that lead further down. It's kind of frightening really. It's supposed to have ice, but I reached it too late in the summer. A bushwhacking trail continues further along the edge. Supposedly there are cliffs. Canachagala Mountain could be seen. So much to explore There. And people say they're board living in the valley.
Everywhere I go, people my age say there board. They don't know how to adapt and have fun. Just Herkimer County alone has it's many hidden places to see. It even has a couple fire towers deep in the wilderness and I don't mean Bald and Kane. I take my friends to some of these places and there shocked they exist. Don't worry I'm not a partier. I don't go out leaving broken bottles and grafiety all over. That's why we lost the Dairy Hill Tower. I actually respect these places.
The mountain is located in northern Herkimer County. On a map look between the Fulton Chain and were the West Canada crosses the county. The West Canada crosses from Hinckley to Fort Noble Mountain along Route 8. A cluster of lakes exist to the north. Examples: Woodhull Lake, South Lake, Bisby Lakes, Honnedaga Lake. Ice Cave Mountain is on the northeast end of North Lake. Look for the lonely hamlet Atwell. The Black River comes together there.
There is a lot of detail involved on how to get there. This hike is deep in the bonnies. If you go, get a good topo map with trails, be responsible, don't fall in, and tell someone where your going. In general get to the Buffalo Head Restaurant near Forestport. Take North Lake Rd. for atleast 15 miles to North Lake. Turn left for an extremely rough road on the west shore of North Lake. My youtube video "Herkimer County-Atwell" will show where it is. Its just before the first dam. Drive up five miles through a couple gates to the end. At the end a trail continues. Walk up the trail for a mile to a large stream. A pile of rocks will spell Ice on the ground. They point to the mountain trail if there still there.