Hiking and Nature will be staying at local Hostel for a weekend of hiking, downhill skiing, x-country skiing, and general winter fun.
December 14th - 16th
We'll leave the city Friday around 4 or 5pm, hike Saturday and Sunday and return Sunday about 9pm.
The Organizer will lead an Intermediate/Advanced hike of 10 to 12 miles Saturday (Most likely Algonquin-Wright-Iriquoi), and 4 to 5 miles Sunday. More moderate hikes, or other trips, can be coordinated with hikers in the group and with the other group staying in Lake Placid.
TO RESERVE A SPOT:
- RSVP Yes, I will send the RSVP's my account name
- Send a PayPal payment of $50 for lodging. I will confirm your spot.
- Just being on the Going list does not reserve a spot. Once all spots are filled, no more reservations will be taken.
- Ensure ALL the questions in your group profile are completed (see the Members Nav Bar / My Profile)
- Refunds will be given before noon, Friday December 7th.
You must have the following equipment:
- Clothing layering system for -0 to 20 degrees F.
- Micro Spikes, Crampons, Ice axe, Snowshoes (depending on conditions)
- Headlamp and backup for night hiking
- Maps of the High Peaks and a compass
- the Ten Essentials (see below)
There is a good chance we will see temps in the 0 to 10 degree range. You must be prepared for ice and snow on the peaks.
You must already be familiar with the gear you will need for Winter Hiking:
An Introduction to Winter Hiking
Standard winter hiking gear suitable for single digit temperatures
One of the more illustrative examples of winter clothing layers can be found here:
Winter Clothing Samples
The Ten Essentials
As for maps, be sure to have a Compass and map of the High Peaks section of the Adirondacks.
Food and Lodging:
We'll try to organize a group dinner Saturday night and breakfast Sunday Morning,but we'll know more as the date approaches.
Bring your own lunches and breakfasts and trail food- there are no grocery stores nearby.
$50 for lodging.
$5 - $10 for group meals
$20 to $30 for snowshoes if you rent them
Plus Gas and tolls on the way up
You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.
If you join us for this hike, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. The organizer will only provide a meeting place for hikers who wish to attend. It is your responsibility to research the event, know the area, bring the proper gear and have the skills necessary to return to the staring point safely. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event.
Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver.