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Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:55 pm
by Basham
I'm thinking of doing this in late March/early April. Anybody willing to do this with me?

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:33 pm
by Puma concolor
Where ya going in the Adirondacks? Marcy? Late March will still be close to full winter conditions although with a bit more daylight.

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:44 pm
by Bark Eater
In an average snow year, the Adirondack high peaks are not snow free until close to Memorial Day weekend. A couple of years ago, we got 2 ft+ of new snow at highest elevations on Memorial Day weekend!

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:23 pm
by Basham
I know. I love extreme weather. Went for a hike during an all-out blizzard once.

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:20 pm
by Basham
I think I'm going to do this in May.

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:04 pm
by Basham
Bump

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:26 pm
by Bark Eater
Go earlier in May before the black flies come out. Stay lower and out of the high peaks to avoid the remaining snow. The Northville-Lake Placid trail would be a decent option but be prepared to skirt winter blowdown (likely would not yet be cleared) and wade some high streams due to runoff.

Re: Week hike in Adirondacks

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:53 am
by Basham
I'd like to do some cold-weather camping. Not Denali cold, but sub-freezing. Mid 20's.