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
Whiteface Mt. (elev. 4,867’) via the Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway
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.
Donaldson & Emmons (elev. 4,140’ & 4,040’), 14.6 miles round-trip
July 6 – Register Now
Seward (elev. 4,361’), 14 miles round-trip
August 17 – Register Now
High Peak & Fire Tower Day Hikes
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
518-523-3480, ext. 111