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Mount Jo, Lake Placid

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Mount Jo is a 2876-foot mountain in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of New York. It is located in North Elba, New York on land owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club. The Adirondack Loj and Heart Lake are located at the foot of Mount Jo. There are two trails that lead to its summit.

A steep but short and relatively easy hike compared to other mountains in the area, the Mountain offers great views of the High Peaks region, including Cascade Mountain, Mount Marcy, Algonquin Peak, Mount Colden and Indian Pass. It is located near Heart Lake in North Elba. The climb offers one of the best views for the effort, with a sweeping vista of the Great Range of the Adirondacks. It is seven miles south of Lake Placid.

The mountain was named in 1877 by Henry Van Hovenberg, who built the original Adirondack Loj, for his fiancée Josephine Schofield, who died shortly before they were to have been married.
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  • We went as a couple with our new dog and she had a blast. It did take us about the whole day but was totally worth it! We went in April and there were no mosquitoes or bugs it was actually warm. 
  • We enjoyed a fall hike recently to the top of Mount Jo....the hike up took approx. an hour and a half that I would attribute somewhat to the lack of being able to site the proper trail....the trail ma...  more »
  • We chose to go to mount Jo because our guide Ulysses mentioned that it was an easy hike to introduce children and that lasted about 1 h 30. We were there in carrier, with our 20 month old son. Finally, we took three hours and we found it quite difficult. There are many rocks and roots soaked to climb. We have mounted by the long ride and down the short ride, but maybe we should do the opposite. It has been impossible to get our son out of the sling to let him walk a little. On the other hand, the view was really worthwhile! We would have just liked to have a more realistic idea of the trail to better prepare!
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