Adirondack Pharaoh Lake Wilderness: Summer Backpacking (2-Nights)

  • June 28, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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The Pharaoh Wilderness Area has fantastic hiking trails for both experienced and inexperienced hikers. Some people consider this area as the best trail system in the Adirondacks in regard to appealing destinations, trail maintenance, and design. Since a lot of people have asked about backpacking trips, we decided to do a beginner backpacking trip to Pharaoh Lake with the option to do day hikes, explore the area, camp and chill. This is a great place to rest, have lunch, and go swimming. Pharaoh Lake is breathtaking with its 100 foot depth, irregular shoreline, numerous islands, and unspoiled wilderness surrounding it.

TRIP DETAILS:

This is a beginner packpacking trip and will involve an easy 4.5 mile hike to our camp at Pharaoh Lake. After settling in, people will have the option of doing several hikes in the area, BBQ'ing or just hanging out near the lake. During the day, we can chillax at the lake or hike up Pharaoh mountain. There is a 270 degree splendid view of the Adirondack Mountains, ponds, marshes and the 9 mile long Schroon lake.

  • Pharaoh Mountain Out and Back - (Intermediate) 2551 ft
  • Pharaoh Mountain to Crane Pond w/ Exploring - (Intermediate)
  • Pharaoh Lake Loop - (Moderate)

For more information on the hiking trails please click here

NOTE:

I think the chances of us running into the infamous "Ranger Bob" and getting kicked out again are pretty damn slim! Even if we do, I'm limiting this trip to 12 people so we don't run into any trouble again and crowd the area. Its a helluva a lot easier for 12 people to spread out and disperse then the 25+ we had before.

DIRECTIONS: (Beaver Pond Rd Access)

The approach is from NY Route 8 between the hamlets of Brant Lake and Hague. Turn onto Palisades Road approximately 6 mi northeast of the hamlet of Brant Lake. At 1.5 mi turn right on Beaver Pond Road which is the third right off Palisades Road. Go another 1.0 mi on Beaver Pond Road to Pharaoh Lake Road, which is now marked with a sign that simply says "Trail." Will update with Google Map GPS Coordinates later....

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  • Leann

    Nvermind lol. I just read that you did see ranger Bob :)

    July 9, 2013

  • Leann

    looks like you guys had a awesome time. Did you see ranger Bob this year?

    July 9, 2013

  • Shirley

    It was a relaxing weekend to reunite with beautiful Pharaoh Lake exactly a year after. We saw every face of her, in the rain, under thunder, covered with rainbow and sunshine. It was also a super surprise on Sat 6am to reunite with our famous ranger friend, Brandon aka Bob :-) Thank you Brandon for letting us camp around lead-to due to stromy weather! Thank you Jorge to lead the girls hiked in and settled down, of course thanks for sharing two yummy fresh caught trouts! Thank you Nick for being the best split-woods instructor by talking on hammock and turned Kelly and Eva into power split-woods girls!!! Thank you Kelly and Eva for chopping like a man! Thank you Laura for emergency girl rescue, I owe you two :-P Thank you Manny, I know I won't get lost again in the dark.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Marsha

    I am not going I cant make it this time this isn't working I was trying to reschedule my meeting with my doc but it isn't working out. So next time then.
    I wish this weekend was working out!

    June 27, 2013

    • Shirley

      Marshhh hope everything is okay!

      June 27, 2013

    • Manny

      Its ok Marsha, another time then. :)

      June 27, 2013

  • Shirley

    I am bringing some fancy outdoor fresh brew coffee to share. BYO cream n' sugar!

    June 27, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    Can i tent with anyone?

    June 26, 2013

    • Marsha

      I have a two person or u bring ur tent and we share it cause its bigger

      June 26, 2013

  • Silvia M.

    Cannot make it this weekend :(

    June 26, 2013

  • Jorge

    Kelly and Marsha. You going with me but be able to leave at least the 200

    June 25, 2013

    • Jorge

      I got you message . We leaving at 3pm, just to gi

      June 25, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      See you at 3 on Friday!

      June 26, 2013

  • Manny

    UPDATE: We will be at Pharoah Lake Leantos #5 and #6 on map. Please buy a map for Adirondack Park Lake George if you don't know where it is. To get to the parking locatiion. Input these GPS coordinates for the end of Pharoah Rd. [masked],-73.685217. If that doesn't work, please look for the intersection of Beaver Pond and Pharoah Rd in Schroon Lake, NY. I will email everyone that's attending exact details today.

    June 26, 2013

    • Manny

      I just sent the informational email, PLEASE READ IT! Most people on this list are attending, if you aren't coming please update your RSVP. If I don't get any texts from you, I assume you aren't going for this and future trips.. lol

      June 26, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      Dang... Strict much. Lmao Im riding with Jose.

      June 26, 2013

  • Jorge

    Please confirm ASAP or I give the spot to another person

    June 25, 2013

    • Jorge

      Lets go for 3 pm and meet me at Neptune diner

      June 25, 2013

    • Jorge

      Neptune diner for my other passengers , be there by 3 pm

      June 25, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    Im looking for a ride just cuz my car is not in good shape right now. But Im going to try to have it fix this week. If anyone is offering a ride please let me know. And if anyone wants a ride.

    June 25, 2013

  • JOSE "PALLBEARER" M.

    To all going on this trip................Its 8 people per lean to.....NO TENTS ALLOWED @ LEAN-TO..........Just hope that there are no other people already there............RANGER "BOB" Dont plat games

    3 · June 17, 2013

    • Manny

      No worries, Kelly will pass him a joint and he'll start getting happy

      2 · June 17, 2013

    • Kelly K.

      Oh yeah! Im going to change his name to ranger bob marley! Lol

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • Manny

    For anybody here that has done this trip with us before, it would be helpful if you can help navigate your carpool group to the campsite leantos. I'll update exact details soon. My carpool will probably be arriving around 11 pm and hiking to the sites at night. Please bring your headlamp and some rain gear for the weekend. I'm keeping an eye on the weather now.

    June 25, 2013

  • Manny

    Driving Shirley, Nick and Andrea. Pickup at Neptune Diner in Queens. Leaving NYC at 6-630 pm.

    June 25, 2013

  • Marsha

    I may be canceling as well cause the ride situation isn't working out unfortunately

    June 25, 2013

  • Angel

    Sorry will have to cancel. See you guys next time!

    June 24, 2013

  • Marsha

    Ride share please anywhere as long as I get to Pharaoh lake!

    June 23, 2013

  • Angel

    Still need a ride from NYC... Don't see anyone offering rides... Please don't make me beg

    June 18, 2013

  • Cepaфин

    I won't be able to attend I'm being abducted by previously Blacklisted Spontaneous Vasectomy performing Zombie Aliens that weekend!

    2 · June 17, 2013

    • Manny

      Yeah, those Zombie aliens are soooo much more vicious when they have no balls and are blacklisted... They want revenge!

      June 17, 2013

  • Angel

    Come on, add all of us in! Who's afraid of Ranger Bob?

    June 14, 2013

    • Cepaфин

      You would be if you had been there!!

      June 17, 2013

  • Manny

    UPDATE: I just added a few more people to this list. We will spread out between the 2 leanto sites so we don't get into any trouble like last time. If you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP just out of courtesy for people on the waiting list!!

    1 · June 6, 2013

    • Cepaфин

      Tell David Klein I said "He was only doing his job!!"

      June 17, 2013

  • Kelly K.

    Anyone have extra spot in their car?

    June 17, 2013

    • Roberto

      I have a spot. Where are you coming from?

      June 17, 2013

    • Roberto

      Ignore my last reply thought this was the comment board for assateague camping trip.

      June 17, 2013

  • Angel

    Need a ride from NYC... Happy to share expenses! Thank you!

    June 14, 2013

  • Eric O.

    I have a good paying gig that weekend now. Pharaoh Lakes is one of the best places to backpack in the 'Dacks. Take good care of her.

    2 · June 6, 2013

  • Matt

    oops, didn't realize i was on the list. Not making this.

    June 6, 2013

  • Travis

    Sorry... don't remember signing up for these dates. Was it changed?

    June 6, 2013

  • Bill

    Change of date doesn't work for me. Someone else can take my spot :)

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just found out my mother will be visiting those days... have fun!

    May 30, 2013

  • Ashley

    unfortunately the flip flopping of dates does not allow me to attend anymore!

    May 14, 2013

  • Manny

    The open spot was just taken by someone on the waiting list. There is a strict limit of 12 people for this trip to make it manageable for the 2 lean-to areas so we can spread out. Anything more then that won't work, since we got in trouble with the Park Ranger on the last trip and he forced us to take down our tents.

    March 18, 2013

  • Romie de G.

    I also received a message and would love to come, if there's still space.

    March 18, 2013

  • Jorge

    I think Jin has a direct line to manny's pc

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • Jin

      Lol I know all your password! 10 people signed up before me!!!!

      March 11, 2013

    • Manny

      I knew it! Jin went back to China to acquire special skills as a computer hacker... :P

      March 12, 2013

  • Timothy

    I'm not coming unless Ranger Bob will be there.

    March 11, 2013

    • Jorge

      About this .... I can fit 8 in my Tahoe

      March 11, 2013

    • Manny

      I'm not even sure how the trips fill up so fast.. Jorge, Im sure someone will drop off or change their plans the closer we get. I'll keep ya updated bro

      March 11, 2013

  • Ashley

    can fit 3 in my car

    March 11, 2013

    • Ashley

      sure- I'll firm up rides about 1 week in advance in case people change their availability.

      March 11, 2013

    • Laura

      Hi Ashley, I'm happy to chip in for gas and tolls and come wherever i can via subway to ride with you if you have room fore me. :)

      March 11, 2013

  • Travis

    Would love to join this...

    March 11, 2013

  • Julie Ann L.

    GREAT!

    March 11, 2013

  • Katherine

    Hello,

    This trip interests me very much, though I see that the RSVPs are closed. Is there any way to add two more people to the trip at this point? Thank you in advance for your help!

    March 10, 2013

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