We arrived at the Garden parking lot to find it almost empty. I went and paid for our parking and returned to the truck for our stretches, made our last minute checks to make sure we had everything we needed, signed in at the register and around 1pm off we went toward JBL. My son, Derek and I set out for Johns Brook Lodge in hopes of spending the night in a lean to, but prepared to use our tents. We met several people coming out from having a few nights stay. We arrived at JBL around 5pm, and so
On Father's day, my dad, son Derek, brother Rick, and I set out to hike Sawteeth mountain.We arrived at the Lower Ausable parking lot after dropping off Derek and Dad at the beginning of the road. We were at the trail head at 6:41am and were off on our hike. I had picked this hike for Fathers day because my father and brother had never done a high peak, so I figured this would be a fairly easy one, in that you start out with a long walk before actual climbing comes into play. This was nice for m
On April 17, 2005 we set out to hike these two peaks, on a very nice day.
This was another great day of hiking. Its funny how some days we describe as "epic" and others were just great hikes. This was one of those "epic" day hikes as we all felt strong all day.
The 4 of us hiked these two beauties on a weekday, which has many advantages compared to a weekend. We would not see another soul until we returned back to Algonquin from Iroquois peak. Unfortunately I cannot remember the exact
We arrived at the garden around 7:00am, paid for our parking, did our stretches and signed in; it was my son Derek, and I. We were on the trail for Big Slide by 7:15am. We took the trail over the Brothers; I really liked this approach, with the many outlooks along the way it gave a lot of inspiration. We arrived the first Brother around 8:50am I was surprised at all the nooks and crannies along the way, we passed a huge outcropping that looks as if people use it as a shelter. The one thing I did
We left the apartment at 4:45am so as to get a good head start. We arrived at the ADK Loj parking lot at around 6:50 am, there were a few cars already there, and in fact it looked like they had all spent the night in the woods somewhere because of the frost on the windshields.
We did our stretches, signed in and headed off for Marcy Dam. It was a cool morning with lots of frozen mud holes along the way. The air was nice and crisp; I love this time of the day.We arrived Marcy dam at 7:50am t
On Saturday Sept 4, 2004 we set out to climb Mount Colden. Our original intent was to stay at the Marcy Brook lean-to, however we could not due to prior commitments. Our climbing companions (Mark and Chris) had hiked into that lean-to the previous day and spent the night, we met up with them this morning. We left my apartment in Peru at 430am, it was my son Derek, our friend Justin, and I.
We arrived at the ADK Loj parking lot at 6am, did our stretching and set off for Marcy Dam. It was an
We had previously hiked this on April 8, 2004. It was a nice warm spring day, but still some snow and ice on the ground. It was Mark, Justin, Derek, and myself. The trail is a fairly easy trail that meanders upward, with not much for views for awhile. There is a nice waterfall that looks absolutely stunning when it is frozen. There were a few steeper sections just before the junction with the trail to wright Peak, and the trail that continues to Algonquin and beyond.
There is remnants of a
We had hiked this on February 21, 2004. It was Mark, Chris, Justin, Derek, and myself. It was an over cast day with snow flurries. I cannot remember what the temps were, but I don't recall being overly cold.
The trail from the Loj was hard packed all the way to Marcy dam. When we had hiked this Marcy dam was still intact, it has since been destroyed by hurricane Irene, and the remnants removed.
The Van Hoevenberg trail from the dam to the junction with the trail for Phelps was not as h
On February 1, 2004, Derek and I set out to hike these two mountains. Unlike the first attempt we were prepared to hike our first of the 46 high peaks. It was a beautiful day with clear skies and temperatures expected to be in the low 30's. It certainly made for a beautiful day. We started on the trail at 7:45am on a very hard packed trail. We had taken a few breaks along the way. At the intersection with the trail to Porter we decided to go over to Porter mountain first. We had hoped to be the
The trail is absolutely beautiful when I did it in October. I would recommend hiking it in the summer, fall, or winter, or late spring at the earliest. Generally I try to avoid trails in the spring (mud season) at least until they dry up a bit. After the winter and during the spring they are quite soft and can be impacted by hiker traffic.
You'll have to let us know what you think about the trail when you do hike it, the condition you found it, etc..
Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Hiking Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: C Leader: Jeff P Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org While some restrictions have been lifted, in order to maximize the safety and well-being of all hikers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, ADK has put in place some Guidelines which you must agree to and follow if you participate in ADK Sunday hikes. 1. You must bring a mask and wear it anytime you are within six feet of anyone who does not live in your household. Please also bring hand sanitizer. 2.If you can answer yes to any o
Region: Adirondacks Type: Chapter Outings Posted by: Albany Chapter Trip rating: C+ Leader: Brad Schwebler Contact Phone: 518-248-5522 Contact Email: email@example.com This hike is 7 miles round trip with 1341 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Sleeping Beauty Mountain and a great view of Lake George. Bringlunch, plenty of fluids, and good hiking boots. We will meet at the Clifton Park park & ride on Fire Road at 8 AM.
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Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Paddling Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: A Leader: Don Socha / Peg Warrick Contact Phone: 585-455-2144 Contact Email: email@example.com Otisco Lake is one of smaller Fingerlakes and should have less boat traffic than others on the holidayweekend. So it should be a good choice to get in a PTFL paddle in July.It is about a 13.5 mile paddle without any need to shuttle. We can start and end at the same point. It is a bit on the longer side and with thedrive will take almost all day. We will plan to stop and eatlun
Region: Genesee Valley Region Type: Chapter Outings Activity: Paddling Posted by: Genesee Valley Chapter Trip rating: B- Leader: Don Socha / Peg Warrick Contact Phone: 585-455-2144 Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Who doesn’t like to goto the beach? The beach is always better with your boat; at least thatis what I say. Seriously… Hamlin Beach State Park is a great starting/ending point for a paddle. We can go up into the creek or out the lake depending on how adventurous the group is feeling. Plan is to paddle about 10 miles either way, but we will adapt to the group as needed. After t