ADK Winter 46er: Mount Colden

Hudson Valley Hikers
Hudson Valley Hikers
Public group

Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center

1002 Adirondack Loj Rd · Lake Placid, NY

How to find us

Adirondack Info Center front porch area.

Location image of event venue



Mount Colden from ADK Info Center

Total Estimated Mileage: 12.6 miles
Total Estimated Elevation Gain: 2535 ft.
Estimated Hike Time: 9 hours

7 a.m. - at the ADK Info Center front porch. There is no cell service, so please arrive on time.

Sunrise: 6:50 a.m. Sunset: 5:30 p.m.

Communication: We will stick together for the most part during the hike.

Preparedness: Be familiar with the route before the hike. Research the weather so you know which layers to pack. Know your abilities. Have you hiked with a full pack a similar distance/elevation gain in similar conditions recently? You must have winter hiking experience in cold conditions. You MUST bring snowshoes.

HOST: Tonya (cell:[masked])
Please no calls or texts before the 24 hours leading up to the hike. Until then use Meetup messages for any questions.

Route Details: Blue Van Hoevenberg trail to Marcy Dam. Yellow Avalanche Pass Trail to Avalanche lean-to. Blue Lake Arnold Trail to Lake Arnold. Yellow L. Morgan Porter Trail to Mount Colden Summit. Reverse the route back to the ADK Info Center.


NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas.

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 a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. 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. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. Full waiver can be found on the ABOUT page.

All participants must be prepared with their own minimum equipment for backpacking. You must either bring your own gear or plan ahead to share with someone. If you are not sure what gear to bring, this is not the event for you.

Snowshoes (mandatory)
Warm layers of non-cotton clothing
Winter shell
Insulated boots
Emergency shelter
Hand and foot warmers
First Aid
At least 2 Liters of water
Headlamp with extra batteries
Insulated mitts
Map and Compass
Food that won’t freeze
Insulated water bottles

** NOTE: You are responsible for yourself and what equipment/supplies you bring, and it will be assumed and expected that you have all appropriate equipment/supplies, including the relevant topographic trail map, a compass, a working headlamp with extra batteries, etc. with you during this hike. **

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