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- Mount Colvin and Blake Peak - Adirondack High Peak - A2BSt. Huberts Parking Area, Keene Valley, NY
MEET at the AMR TRAILHEAD PARKING AT 6:30 am, HIKE STARTS 6:40 am
NOT FOR BEGINNERS
Colvin is listed as 4085 feet, Blake as 3986 feet (still a high peak ) - these not the highest peaks in the Adirondack Park but don't be fooled - it is a tough hike. The RT out and back hike is approx. 15 miles; Elevation gain is 4058 ' with a steep drop between the two summits. Mount Colvin has nice views, and there are some good views on the way to Blake though the summit itself is pretty wooded .
We will start at the trailhead at the AMR / St Huberts parking lot near Keene Valley, NY. This is a strenuous hike and you must be in excellent physical condition/ participating in regular aerobic exercise and have recent experience climbing ADK high peaks. Dress for cold weather in non cotton layers and wear sturdy hiking boots. The forecast on 2/28 is for a cold morning, in the 40's on the summits in the afternoon and little wind. Bring lunch, snacks, hydration/electrolytes, snowshoes AND spikes , and headlamp. In the outer pocket of your pack, have a card with your name, and the name of an emergency contact person with their phone number. We can stop in Keene or Schroon Lake for food after for those interested if we get out early enough. You alone are responsible for yourself and are participating at your own risk. Foul weather, road or trail conditions postpones the outing. This is a full day event, if you have plans back home in the evening, do not plan to attend this outing. My cell 518-231-7319 if needed.
I will take you off the hike if you do not have the experience - this will be a tough hike as the snow at the top - and it's a long top - will be soft and squishy even with snowshoes.
- CHANGED TO ALANDER MT, MASS. SEE COMMENTS/DETAILS-Phelps Mt ADK High Peak - A2BDefreestville Park & Ride, North Greenbush, NY
NOT FOR BEGINNERS
*** Venue changed to Alander Mountain in Mount Washington, Massachusetts, please see details in the comment section. This is not a beginner hike. We will be meeting at the Defreestville park-and-ride in North Greenbush at 7:30 AM to carpool. I changed the map to show the Defreestville park-and-ride location.***
***DISREGARD***MEET HIGH PEAKS INFO CENTER TRAILHEAD PARKING AT 7am, HIKE STARTS 730am
NOT FOR BEGINNERS
At 4160 feet Phelps is 32nd highest peak in the Adirondack Park. The RT is approx. 8.8 miles. Elevation gain is 2300 ' and much of that is during the last steep mile approaching the summit. Nice view of Marcy and Tabletop Mountains from summit.
We will start at the trailhead at the High Peaks Info Center near Heart Lake and the Adirondack Lodge in Lake Placid, NY. We will take the Van Hoevenburg Trail to the Phelps Trail. This is a strenuous hike and you must be in excellent physical condition/ participating in regular aerobic exercise and have recent experience climbing ADK high peaks .Dress for cold weather in non cotton layers and wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring lunch, snacks, hydration/electrolytes, snowshoes, microspikes , goggles and headlamp. In the outer pocket of your pack, have a card with your name, and the name of an emergency contact person with their phone number. We can stop in Lake Placid /Schroon Lake for food after for those interested. You alone are responsible for yourself and are participating at your own risk. Foul weather, road or trail conditions postpones the outing.This is a full day event, if you have plans back home in the early evening I would not plan to attend this outing. My cell 5185773566 if needed.
- PINE BUSH GREAT DUNE hike Madison Avenue Ext. Pinelands trailheadMadison Avenue Extension, Albany, NY
*OK for beginners, if you’re able to walk 3 to 4 miles over rolling terrain, all of which will be after dark.
Pine Bush Great Dune with trailhead at Madison Ave Extension Pinelands. Map of location below is accurate, click to enlarge.
Level to rolling terrain, 3-4-miles, some after dark.You should be doing regular aerobic exercise to participate. Dress for winter weather in non cotton layers and wear hiking boots. Bring headlamp or flashlight , micro spikes, snowshoes?,water, snacks.Check yourself for ticks after the hike. No dogs please. MEET TIME AT Trailhead Is 630pm, HIKE STARTS AT 645pm.Plan to be in the woods for about 2+-hours. **By attending you agree that you alone are fully responsible for yourself and are participating at your own risk.** My cell 5185773566 if needed.
I would ask those experienced hikers/organizers in attendance to be prepared to assist/sweep if needed. Thank You.
OK FOR BEGINNERS IF YOU ARE CAPABLE OF WALKING 3-4 MILES OVER ROLLING TERRAIN, which will be after dark. Bring headlamp/flashlight.
- Severance Hill (Schroon)/Swede Mt (Hague)B3BFire Road, Clifton Park, NY
NOT FOR BEGINNERS- You must be Doing regular aerobic exercise and in good condition in order to participate.
2 hikes located about 25 minute drive apart. Severance first then Swede.
Severance Rte 9 Schroon Lake:2.4 miles RT 700’ elevation gain to 1700’ summit.Views overlooking Schroon and Paradox Lakes.
Swede Mt Firetower Rte 8 Hague: 1.8 miles RT 238’ elevation gain to 1904’ summit. Great view from tower.
Winter gear needed including layers of non cotton clothes, warm hiking boots, snowshoes, microspikes, gaiters,trek poles.Bring lunch, snacks, hydration and carpool $. No dogs.
By attending this event, you agree that you alone are responsible for yourself and are participating at your own risk.
Meet Northway Exit 9 Park and Ride 7am to carpool. Pit stop at Stewart’s Exit 25 in Chestertown on way to Severance. We can stop for food on the way home for those interested.