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Thru-Hiking 101

This program is an introduction to long-distance backpacking alongside an experienced ADK instructor who has completed a thru-hike of the Northville-Placid Trail.  Learn how to plan and execute a future backpacking trip while completing a rigorous section hike with a supportive group.

Cost: $315 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.

Wakely Dam to Piseco

REGISTER NOW (September 16-19)


Trailless Peak Backpacking

**In response to the uptick in visitation at these popular destinations in New York State’s Forest Preserve, ADK has decided to switch our guided backpacking trip series to a Wednesday through Friday schedule.  While this may not be ideal for everyone, we hope that this new schedule alleviates some of the crowded parking and camping issues our groups encountered during previous seasons.**

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: $215 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.
Equipment List


Allen Mt., 18 miles round-trip                                             

REGISTER NOW (September 29-October 1)

Dix Range, 23.2 miles round-trip                                                     

REGISTER NOW (September 22-24)

Seward Range, 27 miles round-trip

REGISTER NOW (September 15-17)


To be placed on a waitlist, please call 518-523-3441, ext. 1.

For more information or if you have questions about our programs, contact:

Mary Glynn, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
Adirondack Mountain Club
PO Box 867
Lake Placid, NY 12946
mary@adk.org
518-523-3480, ext. 111