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Winter Weekend in the Adirondacks - Dec 14-16

  • Dec 14, 2012 · 4:00 PM
  • Keene

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

The Plan:
We'll leave the city Friday around 4 or 5pm, hike Saturday and Sunday and return Sunday about 9pm.

The Hikes:
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.


- 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.

Estimated Cost:
$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

Liability Waiver

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.

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  • Cindy

    Btw, it was "Good to see you" all and hopefully in many more events. P/S: I am the only one not tagged as such on the attended list. Hhhmmm...

    December 22, 2012

  • Cindy

    Hi peep, sorry for the delay in uploading the photos. Hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy taking tham. Have a blessed holiday!

    December 22, 2012

  • Eric

    Kennedy - I had a great time. Thanks for the organizing the hike and food. Missed you on Sunday hike. Cascade and Porter had plenty ice - and high winds at the summit.

    December 20, 2012

  • Andreas

    December 18, 2012

  • Eva

    Saturday i would like to hike Cascade and Porter from Route 73 is anyone interested in joining me?

    December 13, 2012

  • Ron K.

    Is anyone doing the moderate hikes?

    November 26, 2012

    • Eva

      I would love to do Whiteface on Sat

      December 11, 2012

    • Ron K.

      I won't be able to go this time. Try again next round.

      December 11, 2012

  • Christopher C.

    Will anyone be retiring to NYC early on Sunday? If so, I would appreciate a ride.

    December 8, 2012

  • Alex M.

    I need a ride. I can share cost.

    November 16, 2012

    • Alex M.

      Thanks Brad. I just spoke to Steve today. I think i am riding with him.

      November 27, 2012

    • Cindy

      Hey Brad, can I reserve a spot in your car please? : p

      December 4, 2012

  • Kennedy

    We'll meet up with the folks staying near Lake Placid. There will be several hiking options.

    November 28, 2012

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