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Old 04-04-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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There's no guarantee of finding a lean-to available especially on a weekend, so be prepared with tent(s).

If you're interested in a base camp and using a lean-to consider the ADK Heart Lake campground -- you can reserve sites there(about 15 have lean-tos). You could use that as your base camp and there are numerous peaks easily accessible from there.

If you do venture into the high peaks, there are regulations regarding where you can camp, requiring the use of bear canisters and restricting all fires. Another benefit to using the Heart Lake campground is you don't need to rent bear canisters and you can have a fire if you like.

Easy peaks from the Heart Lake area include Wright or Phelps. Moderate difficulty peaks include Colden and/or Algonquin, more difficult include Marcy, Skylight, Haystack, Marshall.
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