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Adirondacks High Peaks Weekend July 2018 • Bag 5 Peaks!

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Garden Parking Lot

Adirondacks · Keene, NY

How to find us

Garden Parking Lot, Keene Valley, NY; GPS Coordinates: 44.189195, -73.815872

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• Thank you for answering qualifying question as you RSVP! •

3 Nights - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included!
NON-REFUNDABLE * fee required Jan, 2018 to secure your spot.

Join us Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, 2018 for an Adirondacks adventure! Hikes are anticipated to be VERY STRENUOUS with significant climbs. We will be watching for those conditioned and ready for the challenge!

We plan to stay at the Johns Brooks Lodge ( in a common bunk room accommodating ten fun-loving hikers. The lodge invites a communal spirit, so those needing privacy may not find this arrangement suitable. Those interested should indicate they "want a spot". Once accepted, a Paypal deposit will be required to reserve your spot.


6:00AM Depart for ADK (6 hour drive from Downingtown)
1:30PM Arrival Garden Parking Lot, Hike 6.3 miles to John Brooks Lodge via The Brothers bagging BIG SLIDE (High Peak #27, 4240") on the way!
5:00PM Check in to John Brooks Lodge (Check in as early as 2:00PM)
6:30PM Dinner served at John Brooks Lodge!
10:00PM Quiet hours begin

7:00AM Quiet hours end
7:30AM Breakfast served
8:30AM Hike 11 miles, 4300' gain, bagging High Peaks HAYSTACK, BASIN, SADDLEBACK (#3, #9, #17 respectively).
6:30PM Dinner served at JBL
10:00PM Quiet hours begin

7:00AM Quiet hours end
7:30AM Breakfast served
8:30AM Easy-Moderate Hike LOWER WOLFJAW 4175' (#30): 5 miles, 2000' gain; BUSHNELL FALLS 3 miles, 600' gain
6:30PM Dinner served at JBL
10:00PM Quiet hours begin

7:00AM Quiet hours end
7:30AM Breakfast served
9:30AM Southside Trail back to Garden Parking lot 5 miles, 0' gain
2:30PM Homeward Bound!


1) Bring gloves! You'll need to use both your hands & your feet in many places along the trails.
2) It takes a village to pull off a great hike! It is essential that every hiker review and carry with them a trail map available at most outfitters or here:
3) Expect frequent stops to enjoy the trail and allow the group to regather. The expectation is that we will hike as a group. Please, no hiker should hike too far ahead or stay too far behind.


The Accommodations:

Johns Brook Lodge - Details here:

**What to bring? CLICK HERE! ( **

* Fee is NON-REFUNDABLE but may be transferred to another qualifying hiker selected by host, if available.


** Carpool does not mean a free ride...please be courteous to your driver and compensate fairly.
Small sedan = 36.9¢ per mile + tolls
Medium sedan = 47.8¢ per mile + tolls
Large sedan = 58¢ per mile + tolls
4WD Sport/SUV = 57.3¢ per mile + tolls
Minivan = 51.5¢ per mile + tolls

NOTICE: By attending an event you are agreeing that YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. No member of the group EXCEPT YOURSELF can be held responsible for any damages, accidents, or liabilities incurred while hiking with us.