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Winter High Adventure in the Adirondack Mountains of New York

Winter High Adventure in the Adirondack Mountains of New York
Henk de Smidt
/ Categories: High Adventure, Hiking

Winter High Adventure in the Adirondack Mountains of New York

Cabin rental from the Adirondack Mountain Club

For those of you who like the High Peaks and want to build your own winter High Adventure program, consider renting a cabin from the Adirondack Mountain Club. They have two cabins that require a backpack in of about 3.5 miles over a well maintained and used rolling trail. For extra accommodation there are Lean-To’s in very close proximity. The smaller cabin “Grace” sleeps six in two bunks, the larger “Peggy O’Brien” sleeps twelve. Reservations are made through the Adirondack Mountain Club, they can be made as early as a year in advance and it is highly recommended that you make your reservation on the first day of the month for that month of the following year. Water can be obtained from the river, and cooking and lighting is with provided propane. Pulling a sled with extra equipment is a possibility.

This location is perfectly situated for day trips such as entry level ones to Big Slide and Upper Wolfjaw. More challenging ones could be Saddleback, and Gothic’s and when the conditions are right, Marcy and Haystack.

For a more challenging day hike you could consider going up the Chicken Coop Brook and scaling the rock face to summit Saddleback, or head in the opposite direction for Basin Mtn.

For a more Alpine experience one could use Bennies Brook to get to the summit of Lower WolfJaw. Depending on surface conditions you might have to rope up, put on the crampons and grab an ice ax.

Happy Trails.


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Phone Number518-523-3441
Street1002 Adirondack Loj Rd
CityLake Placid
StateNew York
Zipcode/Postal Code12946
CountryUnited States
Season/Time of YearYear-round

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