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Old 08-11-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Backwoods Camping

Hello all! My girlfriend and I are fairly new to the backwoods camping and hiking and we were wondering if anyone had any suggestions for some moderate hikes.

We want to camp out in the backwoods rather than an actual campground, however we are not sure where to start.

Any suggestions on places to go or where to camp out would be appreciated!

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Many possibilities. Is there a general area of the Adks you were interested in? Where are you located?
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #3
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We're from outside of Syracuse. Not too familiar with the Adk area too much. Any suggestions of some nice areas would be awesome!
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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In the western Adirondacks not far from Syracuse, you might like the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness, the trailhead is on the way to Old Forge. Leantos are at Middle Settlement and Middle Branch Lakes with many trail hiking options. You won't have the views of the High Peaks, but it is beautiful nonetheless. A short hike up nearby Bald Mountain will give you some great views.

There is much more to recommend, but without more specifics on what you want it is difficult to pin down. There are 6 million acres comprising the Adirondacks, after all. I would recommend that you look for hiking guides of the area, specifically the Discover the Adirondacks series of books.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:53 PM   #5
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Welcome, Schnoz.
I second the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness, or maybe try the Pigeon Lake Wilderness, or Black River Wild Forest area. Lots of choices that should suite your needs. The "Discover the Adirondacks" guide books are great! Lots of good info on this forum also if you search around a bit. Many similar questions here.
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