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Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips

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2016 Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips
High Peaks Day Hikes
Women's Day Hikes

High Peaks Day Hikes
Whether you are working on your 46, uncomfortable approaching the High Peaks on your own, or just looking for a great hike in the mountains, these one-day guided trips are for you. We'll discuss safe low-impact travel, route selection, off trail navigation, and the rich natural history of the Adirondacks. All hikes are strenuous and will require a full day of hiking.
Cost: $75 (Members receive 10% discount), includes guide and instruction.

Street & Nye (elev. 4,166' & 3,895'), 9 Miles

September 19
October 10
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Table Top (elev. 4,427'), 10 miles
September 2

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Esther(4240 ft),6.6 miles
September 4

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Mt. Marshall (elev. 4,360’), 17 Miles
September 12
October 9 
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Macomb, South Dix & Grace (elev. 4,405’; 4,060’ & 4,012’), 12.3 Miles
August 29 
FULL
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Dix & Hough (elev. 4,857’ & 4,400’), 13.7 Miles
Summer 2017

Seward (elev. 4,361’), 14 Miles
September 3 
FULL
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Donaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’) 14.6 Miles
September 26

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Seymour (elev. 4,120’) 14.4 Miles
October 8

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Women’s Day Hikes
Gothics (elev.4,736’) 13.6 Miles
Summer 2017

Backpacking Trips

Trailless Peak Backpacking
These trips are designed for those who have experience hiking and backpacking and who are looking for guided backcountry experience in pursuit of climbing the summits of the High Peaks. The group will hike into a base camp from which they’ll be guided up the "trailless” peaks. These courses will be a cooperative group camping experience led by a NYS licensed guide with the shared responsibility of camp chores, cooking, and decision-making.
Cost: $199 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.

Dix Range
September 9-11
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Seward Range
September 16-18 
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Santanonis
September 23-25
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Cliff & Redfield
September 30-October 2 FULL
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Allen Mt.
Summer 2017


Teen and Young Adult Programs

Advanced Teen Backpacking
Teens (ages 15-17) with backpacking experience: Take your backpacking to the next level by helping to plan, execute and lead a 45-mile backpacking trip along the Northville-Placid Trail.
Location: Heart Lake Program Center/Field
Cost: $500 (members receive 10% discount); includes transportation during the course, meals, and use of group equipment.
Summer 2017

Scholarships are available to cover the participation fee.

Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure
This four-day, three-night camping adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Explore Johns Brook Valley’s mountains, streams and lean-tos while we build friendship, camaraderie and outdoor skills in the Adirondack backcountry. Participants will experience hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient backpacker.
Cost: $300 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.).
Summer 2017

Scholarships are available to cover the participation fee.

Young Member Johns Brook Lodge Takeover
September 9-11
ADK’s young members (20s & 30s) are taking over Johns Brook Lodge! Enjoy the comforts of the backcountry lodge, make new friends, and explore the Johns Brook Valley and High Peaks Region.
Location: Johns Brook Lodge/Field
Cost: $165 (members receive 10% discount); includes 2 nights lodging, meals, and guided hike options.
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Custom Guided Hikes
Do the scheduled group hikes not fit into your schedule? ADK does offer custom guided trips and programs to fit your needs.


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