Alpine Botany Day Hikes and Tours

Interested in learning more about New York State’s rarest ecosystem with an ADK Naturalist Guide?  Let’s tread lightly and “do the rock walk” into the area above tree line where only specially adapted plants may grow!  These one-day guided tours are designed especially for people who have an interest in learning about alpine ecology and botany.  Be prepared for an educational hike instead of a peak bagging pursuit.  Along the way we will discuss low-impact travel, identify alpine plants, and discuss the rich natural history of the Adirondack alpine zone.

Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.

Wright Peak (elev. 4,580’), 7.6 miles round-trip
June 8
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Whiteface Mt. (elev. 4,867’) via the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway
June 9
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Trailless Peak Day Hikes

Uncomfortable approaching “trailless” peaks on your own?  These one-day programs will introduce you to the nuances of hiking off-trail through a guided trip to the summit(s). We’ll discuss safe low-impact travel, route selection, off-trail navigation, and the rich natural history of the Adirondacks.

Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.
Equipment List
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Dix & Hough (elev. 4,857’ & 4,400’), 13.7 miles round-trip 
June 29 – Register Now
September 21 – Register Now

Donaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’), 14.6 miles round-trip
July 6 – Register Now

Esther Mt. (elev. 4,240’), 6.6 miles round-trip
July 27- Register Now
October 4 – Register Now

Iroquois (elev. 4,840’), 9.4 miles round-trip
July 3 – Register Now
September 7 – Register Now
October 2 – Register Now

Macomb, South Dix & Grace (elev. 4,405’; 4,060’ & 4,012’), 12.3 miles round-trip
August 3 – Register Now
October 5 – Register Now

Mt. Marshall (elev. 4,360’), 15.5 miles round-trip
June 22 – Register Now
September 4 – Register Now

Seward (elev. 4,361’), 14 miles round-trip
August 17 – Register Now

Seymour (elev. 4,120’), 14.4 miles round-trip
July 2 – Register Now
September 6 – Register Now

Street & Nye (elev. 4,166’ & 3,895’), 9 miles round-trip
July 5 – Register Now
September 28 – Register Now
October 12 – Register Now

Tabletop Mt. (elev. 4,427’), 9.8 miles round-trip
August 24 – Register Now
October 8 – Register Now


High Peak & Fire Tower Day Hikes

Cost: $80 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction.
Equipment List
Medical Form/Release of Liability

Phelps (elev. 4,160’), 8.2 miles round-trip 
September 3 – Register Now
October 1 – Register Now

Sawteeth (elev. 4,100’), 12 miles round-trip
July 20 – Register Now
October 9 – Register Now

Hurricane Mt. (elev. 3,694’), 6.8 miles round-trip
August 31 – Register Now
October 11 – 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
mary@adk.org
518-523-3480, ext. 111