Beginner Backpacking
June 19-21

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 rugged 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: $215 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.
Equipment List
Medical Form/Release of Liability

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Thru-Hiking 101
May 14-17, September 24-27

This program is an introduction to long-distance, lightweight backpacking with an experienced instructor that has completed the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail and the Te Araroa Trail.  Participants will hike a section of the Northville-Placid Trail.

Cost: $315 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, meals, and use of group gear.
Equipment List
Medical Form/Release of Liability

May 14-17: Long Lake to Lake Placid – REGISTER NOW
September 24-27: Wakely Dam to Long Lake – REGISTER NOW


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

Allen Mt., 18 miles round-trip
August 14-16 – REGISTER NOW
September 25-27 – REGISTER NOW

Cliff & Redfield, 19.8 miles round-trip
June 26-28 – REGISTER NOW
August 21-23 – REGISTER NOW

Dix Range, 23.2 miles round-trip 
July 10-12 – REGISTER NOW
August 28-30 – REGISTER NOW

Santanonis, 18 miles round-trip
July 17-19 – REGISTER NOW
September 11-13 – REGISTER NOW

Seward Range, 27 miles round-trip
July 31-Aug 2 – REGISTER NOW
September 18-20 – REGISTER NOW

Skylight & Gray, 17.6 miles round-trip
July 24-26 – REGISTER NOW

 


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
Phone: (518) 523-3480 ext. 111
mary@adk.org