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Old 08-24-2019, 10:46 PM   #1
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Suggestions for short hike / hammock camp overnight

Hi, everyone! Iím looking for some good suggestions for a relatively level hike where I can hammock camp overnight. I had chemotherapy 2 years ago that left neuropathy in my feet, so not looking for a major hike but far enough to be remote and peaceful with a place to hang a couple of hammocks for an overnight outing. I appreciate all suggestions! Thank you in advance.


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Old 08-25-2019, 12:41 AM   #2
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Where are you coming from and how far do you want to go hiking wise.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:13 AM   #3
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I am only 40 minutes south from the Adirondack Park, and could do 4-6 miles round trip.


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Old 08-25-2019, 08:33 AM   #4
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Lots of choices, particularly if you can get to the southwestern Adirondacks.
The Black River Wild Forest comes to mind. Hike to Gull Lake and/or Chub Pond. Many other choices too. See:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/75310.html

Nearby is the Ha-De-Ron-Dah wilderness with relatively flatland hikes into Middle Settlement and Middle Branch Lakes, and beyond.
https://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/91261.html

You may want to invest in one or more of the Discover the Adirondacks guidebook series for extremely detailed exact information.
http://www.hiketheadirondacks.com
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:10 AM   #5
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I won’t name the spot here because it would show up in searches. There’s a conservation easement in northern Saratoga county with 4 established tent sites within an easy 1/4-1/2 mile of the parking lot. All sites have thunder boxes, and are basically on the lake/pond. It may be close enough to you where you could even check it out prior to your overnight. I was at one of the far sites a week or two ago for an overnight and found it exceptionally quiet. I’ll pm you the info.

Maybe you want a longer hike than that, but something to consider.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:40 AM   #6
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What about somewhere in the Silver Lake Wilderness. Big Eddy?
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:43 PM   #7
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