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Mount Morris, Big Tupper Ski Center
Tupper Lake, NY

July 29th, 2008

This is a photo history of the trip I took up Mount Morris in Tupper Lake New York. My trip was meant as an enjoyable hike to see the views, fire tower, and benchmark disks on top. Having little information about the mountain, and just my GPS and Topographic Map with me, I set off to climb to the summit. The ski center is privately owned, and there are grumblings of revitalization and perhaps condos going up in the future. As such, the area is marked No Trespassing, and there is a big gate at the bottom of the hill.

I pushed onwards and upwards and began my bushwhack from behind the old ski center. I was quickly soaked, as water was running down the old ski slopes, and there was chest high grass and weeds. I opted to duck into the woods, as there was more trees to grab onto (the slope is quite steep), and the water wasn't flowing down as much. About half way up I ducked back out into the grass and worked my way up to the first chair lift exit point. There I found an ATV trail to the summit. MUCH easier climbing ensued.

When I reached the top, there is quite a bit of sheds and equipment on top. Lots of it with its own air conditioning units and everything. The Fire Tower is still there, although it has been commandeered by the satellite and cell phone companies. Found the benchmark disks on top and enjoyed absolutely phenomenal views. The hike up took about 1 hour.

On my way back down I ran into a young woman who told me she hikes the trail quite often, and that the easier way down is to take the ATV trail to the bottom, as it eventually turns into pretty much a gravel road. Arrrghh, now I know. It was much easier on the way down, only 20 minutes.

Once at the bottom I explored the old ski lodge a little. This seemed a little more like trespassing, so I took a quick look around and headed out. Its a shame, but it looks like vandals have somewhat hit the area. It could be far worse, but its a great climb, and if you think you can talk your way out of some fines, I think you would enjoy your trip.

Mt. Morris Panoramic

Mount Morris and Big Tupper Ski Area Panoramic

Snow Cats and Machinery
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Old Big Tupper Ski Lodge
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Vandalized Snow Cat
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Back of the Ski Lodge
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Starting Up The Slopes
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Looking Down to the Lodge
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Still Higher on the SLopes
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Making it to a ski lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Ski Lift Drop off Point
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Off We Go!
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Ski Shack
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Picking up the ATV trail up
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Beautiful Area
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Similar View in Infrared
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Continuing Up
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
View to Town of Tupper Lake
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Up to Another Ski Lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Snow Making Equipment
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
View to Tupper Lake
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The High Lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Infrared View of the Lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
There's more than a Fire Tower on Top
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
OSHA - I LOVE Them!
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The top is a mess of shacks
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Directly Beneath the Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
View East towards White Face
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Survey marker and Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris Views
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
View to Tupper Lake
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
View in Infrared
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Cell Phone Providers?
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Dave on Top
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Dave and the Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris Fire Tower
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris Views
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris View in Infrared
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
USGS Was Here!
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The Mountain Has Other Uses
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris - Trail Down
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Nice Trees
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Butterfly
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The EASY Way Down
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Ski Shack?
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
A Nice View From The Porch
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
The Road Down
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Tupper Lake Ski Lodge
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Old Lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Mount Morris Ski Lift
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Back to the Bottom
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Snow Cat
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Big Tupper Ski Area
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
THANK YOU!
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
In the Main Lodge Area
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
No Gumball's
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Eating Area
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Lots of Machinery Manuals
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
Not Used in a While
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
   
  Skis and Ski Passes
Photographed: 07-29-2008
Camera: Canon S700IS
 

Mt Morris Summit Panoramic

Mount Morris Summit Panoramic


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