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Adirondack Backpacking Trip

  • Dec 14, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Meet at 8AM. We will carpool from the Park & Ride to the Trailhead. (Please be prepared to share gas/toll costs). We will return Sunday afternoon close to 3-4pm.

This is an overnight backpacking trip to the Adirondack Forest Preserve (Black River Wild Forest). It is approximately 3 hour drive to the trail-head and then a 4.4 mile hike to Chub Pond (see map below). There is a lean-to at the pond and plenty of room for tents. Expect nighttime temperatures to be in the teens.

It is possible there will be some snow on the trail. Plan footwear accordingly.

We will eat lunch at the trail-head right before we start hiking. You will need to pack dinner, breakfast and snacks.  A late lunch on Sunday will be at a diner along Rt 365.

Water is available from streams, springs and ponds. The DEC recommends filtering or treating all surface water.

Please feel free to email me with any questions

I also have gear to loan if there is anything you are missing (backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, stoves, etc...)

Due to NYS regulations this trip is limited to 9 persons.


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  • Kim

    Great first winter backpack! And winter it was :)

    December 15, 2013

  • Chris

    We are dropping like flies here! I just packed, are some of you still planning on going? See you in the morning!

    December 13, 2013

  • Eric O

    I'm starting to come down with a cold myself so gonna have to bail out. You folks have fun at Club Chub without me.

    December 13, 2013

  • DuctTape

    Thanks for letting us know, Cary &Sheldon. We will catch you on the next one.

    December 13, 2013

  • Cary B.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend, an unexpected work trip will keep me out of town until late Saturday evening. Have fun!

    December 13, 2013

  • sheldon p.

    That sounds like fun, and makes me disappointed that I can't go now. Came down with the bad cold and playing in the snow isn't the best idea right now :-/ Catch you on the next one Russ.

    December 13, 2013

  • DuctTape

    Sheldon, Looks like more than a foot of snow at present.

    December 12, 2013

  • Jesse C.

    Wish i could go this saturday! :(

    December 11, 2013

  • Ian S.

    If you want them that bad I'll drive to the trailhead and drop them off to you

    December 11, 2013

  • Eric O

    Hey, Ian, what about my hotdog buns?

    You're such a teaser............

    December 11, 2013

  • Ian S.

    A waiter can unfortunately take my spot, thought the back would be better healed but it's not holding up. Hopefully next time!

    December 11, 2013

  • DuctTape

    Probably not Sheldon, so as to keep room in the car for fellow travelers.

    1 · December 11, 2013

  • sheldon p.

    Russ, how's the snow cover looking up there? Are you planning to bring your Pulk?

    December 10, 2013

  • DuctTape

    This trip was planned to coincide with the Geminid Meteor shower. We might get a nice show, especially in the predawn hours after the moon sets.

    December 7, 2013

  • Ian S.

    Eric should I bring your hot dog buns?

    November 30, 2013

  • DuctTape

    No problem Anthony. Thanks for letting us know so people on the waiting list can get a spot. Join us next time.

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I unfortunately cannot make this trip now, I have a family engagement that I need to attend. Sorry, and thank you for your understanding.

    November 24, 2013

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