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Old 02-12-2020, 12:29 AM   #1
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Winter hiking/camping

Hello everyone,

Iím brand new to the forum so hopefully Iím in the right place for the topic. Iím looking for some advice on trails for this time of year. Our plan was to spend 2-3 days tent camping and wanted to see if anyone knew the conditions.

Thanks in advance


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Old 02-12-2020, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hello,

Plenty of information here. Winter is one of my favorite camping seasons in the ADK's. Had a great outing last year starting at Putnam Pond. Hiked to two lean tos, climbed Treadway mountain, good times. I also like using ADK Loj as a base camp, many trails start out from there.

I'll skip the general cold weather camping advice and keep it ADK specific.
  • Watch weather carefully. Discuss gear with your party and agree upon a no-go temperature.
  • Snow shoes are required by DEC if snow is more than 8".
  • If camp fires are important for you, be aware that they are not allowed in some areas.
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Old 02-13-2020, 02:12 PM   #3
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@matt4um: The single best bit of information that you can provide that will help us to help you is some knowledge of your prior experience with winter camping. Are you new to winter backpacking and camping? Or do you have prior experience elsewhere (and if so, where?)? And if you're new to winter camping, what is your experience level with backcountry camping generally?

It's sort of hard to give good recommendations on destinations without knowing this info.

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  • Snow shoes are required by DEC if snow is more than 8".
FYI: under the new regs (which are supposed to be in place some time this year), this will be changed to 12" or more of snow necessary for mandating the use of skis/snowshoes. In the meantime, probably a good idea to adhere to the old 8" rule (which is still technically on the books) but also good to be aware of the upcoming changes.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:36 PM   #4
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Conditions? Snow, cold, ice.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:40 PM   #5
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1 to 2 feet of snow below 2,000'

Start here

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2...ions-2-13.html

https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7865.html
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