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Old 11-28-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: West Sand Lake, NY
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Originally Posted by DSettahr View Post
Rocky Peak Ridge and Giant from route 73 to route 9 as a day hike is my favorite Adirondack Beginner's hike. I took a bunch of freshmen at Paul Smith's on this hike during an orientation program. They all thought they were pretty tough before going on this hike... and there was tears before we were done. 14 miles, 4000+ vertical feet of elevation gain, there's no better introduction to the Adirondacks in my opinion. :-)
Did you want them to ever go hiking again? I'm glad that wasn't my introduction!
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