Adirondacks the Great

Keene Valley, New York

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Stupendous views from the Great Range, crystalline lakes carved deep into granite gorges, raging torrents, demanding scrambles, and precipitous descents: this trip has everything to tempt the expert backpacker. It also has the virtue of serving as a comprehensive circumnavigation of the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Walk this route and you’ll likely return home dreaming of the mountains you didn’t climb. You’ll soon be scheming to return for more!
AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

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AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

by Michael R. Martin (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Stupendous views from the Great Range, crystalline lakes
carved deep into granite gorges, raging torrents, demanding
scrambles, and precipitous descents: this trip has everything to tempt the expert backpacker.

It also has the virtue of serving as a comprehensive circumnavigation of the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Walk this route and you’ll likely return home dreaming of the mountains you didn’t climb. You’ll soon be scheming to return for more!

© 2014 Michael R. Martin/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Keene Valley
Distance: 39.7
Elevation Gain: 12,512 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 4-6 days
Local Contacts: New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (dec.ny.gov/lands/9164.html), the Adirondack Mountain Club (adk.org), and the forums at adkhighpeaks.com are all essential resources for exploring this magnificent wilderness. If an emergency occurs, contact the Department of Environmental Conservation at 518-891-0235, even before calling 911
Local Maps: USGS Quads: Keene Valley and Dix Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Adirondacks the Great

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