Intermediate Adirondack High Peaks Trip (Sept 2023)
September 14, 2023
Adirondak Loj & Heart Lake Program Center
This Adirondack High Peaks trip is designed for intermediate High Peaks hikers with excellent hiking fitness. The High Peaks starting from Heart Lake are some of the most spectacular, but require hiking 12-15 miles with 2500′ to 3500′ of elevation gain. We will hike the MacIntyre Range (Wright, Algonquin, & Iroquois) (11.4 miles round-trip with approximately 4,400’ of elevation gain) Day 1 and Street & Nye Mountains (9 miles round-trip with approximately 2,600’ of elevation gain) on Day 2. If you are interested but unsure, contact us!
Adirondack Loj (shared bunk rooms)
Check-in: Thursday 9/14/2023
Check-out: Sunday 9/17/2023*
Breakfast is included. Lunch ($10.75) and dinner ($22.50) can be purchased separately.
All linens and towels are provided. All rooms share a common set of bathrooms.
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Thursday 9/14: Travel to ADK Loj, evening “briefing”
Friday 9/15: Climb MacIntyre Range (Algonquin (5114’), Iroquois (4840’), Wright (4580’))
Saturday 9/16: Climb Street (4166’) and Nye (3895’)
Sunday 9/17: Check-out, travel home
*Want to spend a few more days and hike more High Peaks? Let us know if you are interested.
$500 per person includes bunk at ADK Loj, breakfast, parking, ADK Loj gratuities, and guide services with a NYS Licensed Guide.
We will hold a pre-trip Zoom session to go over logistics and will host an optional training hike to test your fitness.
Travel and food (trail snacks, lunch, & dinner) are the responsibility of the participants.
Registration deadline is August 1, 2023.
This trip demands a high level of physical fitness in order to complete it within the available daylight hours. Outside Chronicles reserves the right to deny participation if group safety will be compromised through an individual’s participation. Outside Chronicles reserves the right to adjust the trip itinerary to match the skills, abilities, and goals of the group.
Prior hiking experience is required. Participants will be screened to make sure they meet a minimum fitness level to make the trip successful and enjoyable. Participants will be required to join a training hike or submit digital evidence (GPX or other) showing they are able to hike 8-10 miles with a minimum of 1000′ of elevation change. The fitness goal for the High Peaks is the ability to climb 1000′ in 1 mile. We will provide a list of local training hikes and locations to get you ready.
Hikers can choose to do one or both High Peak hikes.
Good physical condition, proper clothing, proper footwear, and proper equipment are a must.
A full refund minus the 3% payment processing fee will be given for a cancellation requests prior to the registration deadline (8/1/2023). Payments are NOT refundable past the registration deadline.
A minimum number of participants is required for this trip to run.
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