THE ADIRONDACK

WEEKEND BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

 

Dates: June 21 - 23, 2019

State: New York
 

Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people

Age Range: 18 - 39

Itinerary

Day 1: Heart of the Adirondacks

After leaving the city in the evening, we head north to the Adirondack village of Keene Valley. Depending on time of departure, we eat dinner in a town along the way, New Paltz or Lake George are always nice options.

Day 2: Peak Bagging & Stargazing

After breakfast at our country lodge, we start our hike into the wilderness. Since our trailhead is already at a high elevation (~2,200'), it doesn't take long for us to reach our 1st peak of the Adventure, granting us wide views of the Adirondacks. This is rather quickly followed by a 2nd and 3rd peak before we reach our destination for the night. Our planned campsite is situated on the shore of a mountain pond and after setting up camp, anyone that hasn't had enough can do the optional (and highly recommended) sunset hike, which will give us beautiful views of the High Peaks of New York. Our campsite itself is something to write about, it's located at a high elevation and has unobstructed views, which could give us amazing stargazing opportunities if the weather cooperates.

Day 3: Epic Adirondack Summit

On this day, we continue our trek to the highlight of this weekend adventure, a mountain summit which is home to a historic fire tower at the very top. Climbing to the top of it, we'll witness dramatic views of the High Peaks of New York and Vermont's Green Mountains. We finish off our route and head back to New York City in the evening, stopping for dinner along the way.

Tour Price Includes:
•1 Night Lodging

•1 Hotel Breakfast
•1 Night Backcountry Camping

ALL Backpacking Meals:

•2 lunches, 1 breakfast & 1 dinner

ALL Necessary Backpacking Equipment:

Backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Sleeping Pillows, Headlamps, Water Filter, Cooking System & Accessories

•Wilderness Campfire & Dinner including treats such as Kielbasa, Blood Sausage & Marinated Pork Neck

•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees

•Tent Site Caretaker Fees

•Fuel Expenses

Tour Price: $345​

Deposit: $150 required to reserve your spot

Tour Price Does Not Include:

Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Keene Valley, NY in an SUV or Van (available for an extra $50/person)

•Medical Insurance of Any Kind

•Dinner on Day 1 & Day 3

Transportation:

•Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Keene Valley, NY in an SUV or Van is available for an extra $50/person

Hiking:

Day 1: Moderate, 4.1 miles and 1,650 feet elevation gain.

Optional Sunset Hike: .5 miles and 300 feet elevation gain.

Day 2: Moderate, 5.2 miles and 1,300 feet elevation gain.

Since we are backpacking, we will each have a backpack weighing 20-25 pounds containing all necessary equipment for the duration of the hike. Participants must be in adequate physical condition to complete this route.

Required Equipment:

Hiking Boots

Pick-Up Location:

Olivier's Trails

159 Monitor Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Booking:

Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.

A $150 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, 50% of the deposit can be applied to any future tour if you notify me at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled departure, 50% is non-refundable. The other $195 is due 2 weeks before the start of the tour. With 2 weeks remaining, the $150 deposit becomes non-refundable while the $195 can be applied to any future tour until 1 week before scheduled departure. If cancelling within 1 week of scheduled tour departure, no tour costs can be refunded.

All participants shall be required to sign waivers of liability prior to participation in this Adventure.

Note on Adventure:

The adventure will be postponed if chances of rain are 50% or greater as per The Weather Channel forecast 24 hours prior to tour departure.

In the case of rain postponing our trip, you can choose to either receive your money back or apply it to any future adventure.

Although we do our very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).

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TESTIMONIALS

"I have been on two weekend backpacking trips with Olivier's trails and they were so much fun! Everything was very well planned, the hikes were awesome with great views throughout the hike and at the summit and the camping experience was awesome! Olivier supplies all the gear needed for backpacking/camping so you don't need to worry about anything. If your looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for the weekend, look no further, this is the perfect getaway. I will definitely be going on more backpacking adventures with Olivier's trails! Thank you Olivier!"

Veronika

Brooklyn, New York

"I had great time this past weekend, everything is well organized. This is exactly what im looking for a weekend backpacking and camping trip. hiking trails, views, campfire and everything just awesome! 👍😆"

Emma

New York, NY

"I went on my first backpacking trip in catskill mountains with Olivier’s trails. It was a beautiful experience and I enjoyed every moment of the trip. Never for a moment I felt like I am with people I don’t know before. The sunrise and the waterfall hike and of course the camping everything was an amazing experience. The required gear for the trip is provided by Olivier and he explains the route and itinerary before the trip. And OMG! the food (Kielbasa, Kaszanka and Karkowka) provided was absolutely delicious. Also for bonus, I get to know these three amazing people because of the trip. I have tried so many things for the first time on this trip. I am definitely gonna join in the future adventures with Olivier’s trails."

Sushanth

Boston, Massachusetts

"When you need to run away from everyday routine, when you need an adventure, recharge, relax, breathtaking views and some great people around...Olivier's Trails will be the best choice :) Small group makes you feel like being on a simple weekend between best friends. Just without any worrying about planning it or providing the right equipment :) Olivier is a great guide with a good sense of humor and impressive knowledge about the places he takes you to! 🏞"

Monika

Scarsdale, New York

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