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Old 03-30-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Favorite overnight trip spots

Hey all,

Looking forward to some great backpacking this summer with my nephew and am looking for some suggestions for overnight trips. We hiked out to Duck Hole and Cold River lean-tos a few times last year. Great spots with some really nice swimming. Looking for something similar.


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Old 03-30-2017, 04:55 PM   #2
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The Cold River valley is a beautiful place. There are several scenic spots in the central High Peaks ... but I hesitate to make suggestions because it's not nearly as remote and solitary as the Cold River.
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Old 03-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #3
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Very nice designated camping up the Boquet River herd path. The River splits in two at the campsite. Follow the right-hand brook upstream as far as you want. Plenty of pools and rills to soak in.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:08 PM   #4
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Welcome Jesse,
One of my favorites is the Putnam Pond-Clear Pond-Rock Pond loop in the Pharaoh region. Great swimming, plenty of campsites, and a few lean-tos in the area to choose from. The old graphite mine remains near the north shore of Rock Pond are fun to explore, and the large waterfall along Rock Pond Brook is a must see.
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Old 03-30-2017, 07:01 PM   #5
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Great spots with some really nice swimming. Looking for something similar.
High Falls Loop in the Five Ponds. You can spend a night at High Falls, climb Cat Mt for the sun rise. Take a side trip to Big and Little Shallows, Hang out at High Rock. Start and end in Wankena. I think clockwise is a better hike but either way makes for a nice trip.

https://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trai...lid=XFA139-002
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:13 PM   #6
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High Falls Loop in the Five Ponds. You can spend a night at High Falls, climb Cat Mt for the sun rise. Take a side trip to Big and Little Shallows, Hang out at High Rock. Start and end in Wankena. I think clockwise is a better hike but either way makes for a nice trip.

https://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trai...lid=XFA139-002
Not sure why I can't access that link....do I need to buy a subscription?
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Old 03-31-2017, 07:25 AM   #7
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Not sure why I can't access that link....do I need to buy a subscription?
Not that am aware of.

Here is a better one:
http://www.cnyhiking.com/HighFallsLoop.htm
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Not that am aware of.

Here is a better one:
http://www.cnyhiking.com/HighFallsLoop.htm
Ah, thanks! I had found that after looking up the area. Odd, I just get a white area where the map should be on trails.com. maybe it has something to do with Chrome.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:18 PM   #9
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I appreciate the input everyone. Whenever this rain stops and the woods dry out a bit, we'll definitely be making a trip out. Pics to follow!
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:49 AM   #10
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I second the High Falls loop. High Falls is a great spot to hang out and watch the herons fish at the bottom of the falls. If you want a longer hike, you could keep going and do the Cranberry Lake 50, or head toward Wolf Pond and Sand Lake.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:08 PM   #11
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When you decide on a particular region of the Adiondacks to explore, I highly recommend that you pick up one of the Discover the Adirondacks series of guidebooks. You will get detailed descriptions and maps of all the hiking opportunities in that region, along with interesting historical tidbits to enjoy.
http://www.hiketheadirondacks.com/pa...ondacks_Series
Buy it directly online or in most area shops that sell books.
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