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Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips

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2015 Guided Hikes and Backpacking Trips
High Peaks 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
June 29
July 12
September 21

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Table Top (elev. 4,427'), 10 miles
July 6
August 15
August 24

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Esther(4240 ft),6.6 miles
June 22
July 27
August 8

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Mt. Marshall (elev. 4,360’), 17 miles
July 20
August 7
September 6
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Macomb, South Dix & Grace (elev. 4,405’; 4,060’ & 4,012’), 12.3 miles
July 11
August 31
September 4
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Dix & Hough (elev. 4,857’ & 4,400’), 13.7 miles
August 9
August 17
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Seward (elev. 4,361’), 14 miles
July 18
September 14
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Donaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’), 14.6 miles
July 10
August 8
September 28

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Seymour (elev. 4,120’), 14.4 miles
August 3
September 5
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Backpacking Trips

Beginner Backpacking
June 26-28
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: $199 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.
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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: $199 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.

Dix Range
June 19-21
July 31-Aug. 2
September 11-13
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Seward Range
July 3-5
August 14-16
September 18-20

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Santanoni Range
July 24-26
August 21-23
September 25-27
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Cliff & Redfield
June 26-28
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Allen Mt.
July 17-19
August 28-30
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Teen Programs

Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program
July 8-12
Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program is a free five-day, four-night adventure in camping and aquatic stewardship for teens age 14-17. Participants will explore the Ausable River watershed, while learning about aquatic ecology and participating in water quality experiments. Have fun with peers while developing your paddling skills and learning the intricacies of physical, chemical and biological sampling techniques. Participants will camp in a lean-to at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while taking day trips to places along the Ausable River. This program is a partnership of ADK and the Ausable River Association (AsRA) with sponsorship from The Mountaineer
Cost: Free
Application: Apply by April 15th by sending an application to ADK's Education Programs Coordinator Seth Jones at programs@adk.org or by mail at PO Box 867, Lake Placid, NY 12946

Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure
July 21-24
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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Scholarships are available to cover the participation fee.

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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