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Old 08-22-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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Question Oct 4-5day backpacking trip: recommendations?


I am looking for a 4-5day backpack the first weekend in Oct. There will be three of us (very experienced backpackers), but looking at a relatively leisurely trip of about 10miles daily.

We're looking for somewhere remote (away from crowds), with good fall foliage view, and aren't intentionally seeking snow (though aware it can happen anyway/anywhere).

Any specific recommendations for a loop or trails? We'd prefer a loop as we'll only have one car.

Or, if you have a rec for a route that sounds like it would fit the bill but is not in the adirondacks, I'm up for that too. We'll be coming up from Philadelphia.

Thanks for any input.

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Old 08-22-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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The Cedar Lakes Wilderness, going in from Perkins Clearing or from Piseco or Wakely Dam
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Old 08-22-2005, 05:35 PM   #3
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Or the Santanoni Preserve
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:06 PM   #4
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A nice open area with a mixture of hardwoods and softwoods is the Cranberry Lake system of trails. It has the shape of a 3 ring pretzel and you can make the loop you like. The old railroad bed makes a flat trail. Trails through the woods can take you to Five Ponds, Sand Pond or High Falls. For further adventure, head to Cowhorn Pond for a hike along an esker. We stayed in the leanto one night when the wind was rattling the cast iron pans that hung on the outside of the leanto. The sky was green, purple and full of strange cloud formations.

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