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#46794 - 07/20/09 10:43 AM Dacks Hiking
AOR Offline
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 392
My wife and I are heading to the Adirondacks in mid-August, and as my experiences there have been solely limited to climbing, we're planning to do some hiking. So, for those of you knowledgeable about hiking in the Adirondacks, I'm hoping you can help us out and list your 3 favorite/best/most scenic day hikes? We'll be staying in the Upper Jay area.

thanks...

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#46795 - 07/20/09 01:56 PM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: AOR]
Mim Offline
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Registered: 01/27/00
Posts: 1000
Loc: Gunks
Depends how much hiking you want/can do in a day... there are tons of amazing hikes, but some can be challenging or long...

So, how many miles max?

Knees good?
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#46808 - 07/20/09 05:56 PM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: AOR]
strat Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 4242
Crows from Crows Landing*, Snow Mountain, Pitchoff Mountain, Round Mountain, Noonmark Mountain*, Hurricane Mountain, Cascade and Porter, Giant via Ridge Trail*, Algonquin and Wright, Sawteeth/Pyramid/Gothics.

In order of easy to difficult. Asterisk represents personal favorite in each category.

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#46826 - 07/20/09 10:40 PM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: Mim]
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Registered: 08/27/04
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Originally Posted By: Mim
Depends how much hiking you want/can do in a day... there are tons of amazing hikes, but some can be challenging or long...

So, how many miles max?

Knees good?



We're fit, our knees are good and our shots and resumes are up to date! smile
Actually, we're not looking for extremely strenous hiking, just some that will offer good Adirondack vistas and some "huffing and puffing". So, I guess 5-7 miles roundtrip, (give or take)?

Also, thanks strat for the recommendations...I'll check them out.

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#46830 - 07/21/09 12:27 AM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: AOR]
strat Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 4242
Low land hike: Avalanche Pass***

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#47517 - 08/15/09 09:05 AM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: strat]
jstan Offline
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Registered: 12/17/06
Posts: 22
My first hike there was up Wright peak. Fits most of your needs. At the time a landing gear belonging to the Air Force was stuck in a crack right at the top. Sad. A few more feet and they would have made it. That was a long time ago so it is probably gone by now. The views are great and the length of the hike is about right. Giant, while shorter is also good fun. I'd put off Couchsachraga but maybe nowadays there is less crawling through the underbrush on that one.

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#47529 - 08/15/09 08:47 PM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: jstan]
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Thanks all...we're leaving Wednesday. Just looking forward to getting away.

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#47542 - 08/18/09 06:06 PM Re: Dacks Hiking [Re: AOR]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
jstan, Airplane Slide on the east side of the mountain was named after that incident. There are still bits and pieces of wreckage up there I believe. Wright's one of my favorite peaks up there, great skiing in the winter.

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