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Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips

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2014 Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips
High Peaks Day Hikes
Beginner Backpacking
Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure
Trailless Peak Backpacking Trips
Custom Guided 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: $72 (Members receive 10% discount), includes guide and instruction.

Dix & Hough (elev. 4,857’ & 4,400’),13.7 miles
August 18
September 29

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Donaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’), 14.6 miles
August 11
September 6
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Donaldson & Seward (elev. 4,140’ & 4,361’), 14 miles
August 4
September 22

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Esther(4240 ft),6.6 miles
June 23
July 26
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Macomb, South & East Dix (elev. 4,405’; 4,060’ & 4,012’), 12.3 miles
July 14
August 9
September 8

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Mt. Marshall (elev. 4,360’), 17 miles
June 29
July 21
September 15

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Seymour (elev. 4,120'), 14.4 miles
June 30
August 25

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Street & Nye (elev. 4,166' & 3,895''), 9 Miles
June 28
July 28

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Tabletop (4427 ft), 9.8 miles
July 7
October 6
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Backpacking Trips

Beginner Backpacking
July 11-13
Enjoy learning the tips and tricks of backpacking and low-impact camping with a NYS Licensed Guide. Three days and two nights will be spent in the High Peaks Wilderness covering topics such as proper gear, food planning and preparation, safety considerations, map reading, camp set-up, low-impact techniques, water treatment, waste management and stove use.
Cost: $193 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.
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Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure
July 28-31
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.).
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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: $193 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.

Dix Range
June 20-22
August 1-3
September 12-14

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Seward Range
July 4-6
August 15-17
September 26-28

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Santanoni Range
July 18-20
August 30-September 1
October 3-5

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Cliff & Redfield
June 27-29
August 8-10
September 19-21
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Allen Mt.
July 25-27
September 5-7
October 11-13

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Skylight & Gray
July 11-13
August 22-24

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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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