May 26, 2014

Reading Time: < 1 minutes FLT Map: Beech Hill Rd (M31) east to Mill Brook Ridge Trail (M31)

Memorial Day was a great day for a hike. Getting closer to the eastern end of the FLT. This hike was between Beech Hill Rd and Alder Lake.

Balsam Lake Mountain Overnight Hike

Reading Time: 13 minutes My second attempt at an overnight hike on the FLT. My first attempt had not gone as I had planned and I wanted to redeem the overnight hike. This hike would take me up Balsam Lake Mountain and over the highest point on the FLT, 3660 feet. My camp destination would be Beaver Meadow Lean-to a little north of Alder Lake. The weather was perfect, highs in the low 70s and an overnight low in the low 40s. I also got a bonus side trip to Balsam Lake Mountain fire tower complete with incredible views.