WEEKEND BACKPACKING ADVENTURE
Dates: June 21 - 23, 2019
State: New York
Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people
Age Range: 18 - 39
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
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
•Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Keene Valley, NY in an SUV or Van is available for an extra $50/person
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.
159 Monitor Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
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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