Sleeping Beauty

Climate Recreation Hydrology

Sleeping Beauty is a prominent peak located in the southern portion of the Adirondack Mountains, part of the larger Appalachian mountain range in upstate New York. Standing at an elevation of approximately 2,347 feet (715 meters), Sleeping Beauty offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding region. This moderate hike spans around 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers) and is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

During the winter season, Sleeping Beauty is often covered in a thick blanket of snow, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. The snowpack range can vary depending on weather conditions, but it typically ranges from a few inches to several feet, providing excellent opportunities for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Several creeks and rivers receive runoff from the mountain, including Fish Brook and Lake George Brook. These water sources contribute to the ecological diversity of the area, supporting a variety of plant and animal species.

The name "Sleeping Beauty" originates from a Native American legend, which tells the story of a princess who fell into an eternal slumber and was placed atop the mountain by her tribe. The mountain's distinct profile, resembling a reclining figure when viewed from certain angles, adds to the allure and mystery of this enchanting location.

- "Sleeping Beauty Mountain Hiking Trail." Accessed September 21, 2021. [link]
- AllTrails. "Sleeping Beauty Trail." Accessed September 21, 2021. [link]
- Lake George Land Conservancy. "Sleeping Beauty Mountain Preserve." Accessed September 21, 2021. [link]

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