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mdandashly
05-12-2013, 13:59
I go to law school down in Florida, but I will be moving down to Albany for 3 months in the summer to take an internship with GE.

Hiking kind of sucks in Florida, so I am excited to be around some different nature up in NY. I'd like to do some weekend hikes if anyone is interested or if there is a group that does that sort of thing in upstate NY.

I've also never been to Canada, so I was thinking of doing a backpacking and hanging trip in Canada over a long weekend.

Thoughts? Comments?

captaincoupal
05-12-2013, 14:10
No need to go to Canada - the Adirondacks offer some of the best hiking and camping in the northeast.

Suede
05-12-2013, 14:11
I go to law school down in Florida, but I will be moving down to Albany for 3 months in the summer to take an internship with GE.

Hiking kind of sucks in Florida, so I am excited to be around some different nature up in NY. I'd like to do some weekend hikes if anyone is interested or if there is a group that does that sort of thing in upstate NY.

I've also never been to Canada, so I was thinking of doing a backpacking and hanging trip in Canada over a long weekend.

Thoughts? Comments?

You will be a couple hours from the high peaks in the adirondacks and a lot of other great places all throughout the adirondacks just north of Albany. The adirondacks is one of my favorite places bar none. You will have no problem finding any number of great places to hike and hang.

mdandashly
05-12-2013, 14:16
Sweet. Adirondacks it is then. Any groups do hikes? I'm not big on backpacking alone for safety reasons. Itd be great to hook up with some people for a few weekends.

jerzybears
05-12-2013, 14:28
Google the northville placid trail. Great hike and lots of water.

Suede
05-12-2013, 14:33
Sweet. Adirondacks it is then. Any groups do hikes? I'm not big on backpacking alone for safety reasons. Itd be great to hook up with some people for a few weekends.

AMC www.amc-ny.org does a lot of organized hiking and backpack trips. Also you can check out the adirondack mountain club www.adk.org

nothermark
05-12-2013, 14:57
Check with the local ADK chapter - the last I knew they would take non members though their might be some benefits for joining. Probably not if you are only going to be there for a short time. OTOH it won't hurt your networking. ;-)

http://www.adk-albany.org/ check the outing schedule.

WV
05-12-2013, 15:26
Nothermark gives good advice. ADK was a good group 50 years ago - probably still is.

DuctTape
05-12-2013, 15:58
let me know when you get up here and are ready to "hang out" in the adirondacks. I am in the adirondack woods every other weekend, and sometimes for longer stretches. Happy to show you some of my haunts. PM me.

Veto 65
05-13-2013, 23:09
It would be great to get a hang together in the ADK. Welcome to NY.

Suede
05-14-2013, 06:01
It would be great to get a hang together in the ADK. Welcome to NY.

I would be interested as well, but probably would not be able to make one before July.

Yukon
05-14-2013, 06:10
Adirondacks are nice, but can be very crowded on some of the trails. Enough to bug me just about every time I go up there. Stinks because I want to finish my 46r status, but I always seem to finish my hikes annoyed up there.

Do some hiking on the Long Trail in the Green Mountains of VT. This area can't be beat in my opinion. I'm heading out for 3 days this weekend to do a section actually. Go to www.greenmountainclub.org for any info you might want. Or you could always shoot me a question, I know the trail pretty well :)

Nighthauk
05-14-2013, 07:30
If you are up here in the beginning of June check out the NEHHA group hang. Only about 1-1/2hr drive. Other than that post up when you want to go hikin in the Northeast section and I am sure someone will chime in.

rockroot=:-(
07-01-2013, 21:05
I grew up in the Albany area. I've climbed 20+ peaks in the High Peaks area and my profile pic is of me snow shoeing in Lake Placid this past winter. There are a ton of great places to hike there, too many to even describe.
The Adirondacks are great and Lake Placid is a historic and wonderful thing to see..
The Catskills are great.
The Berkshires are great.
The White mountains are a bit farther and worth the drive.
The Green mountains are great.
I was in Schenectady this past weekend and wanted to do a fast paced exercise hike close to where my family lives so I Googled "hikes near Schenectady" and ended up doing a 7 mile loop at a place called Plotter Kill Preserve. It was beautiful
http://alltrails.com/trail/us/new-yo...-kill-preserve

Join Meetup groups for hikers and campers and you will be booked solid for the rest of your nature lov'n life. http://www.meetup.com/

Nighthauk
07-01-2013, 23:43
Rockroot and Mdandashly if you are interested keep an eye out for the NEHHA hang that is happening in Sept in Charlemont Ma. Will be a great time with some great people.

hk2001
07-10-2013, 18:46
Good luck at GE, its an experience, so I've heard.. a few friends of mine have some war stories.

Do check out the catskills as well.. there are a number of trails that are worth the look. Devil's Path is a favorite of mine.. 22 miles long, people a lot healthier then I do it in a day... but there's a few really Ultimate hangs to be had on that trail if you know where to go.. waking up to a view that crosses 3 states can't be beat

Between the 'dacks, the green mountains of Vermont, and the White Mountains of NH, you'll be set for a while.

I'm 45 min west of Albany, I'd love to get into the dacks again at some point.

oruacat2
07-13-2013, 23:47
Yeah, definitely take advantage of the Adirondacks while you're up there.
I'm in KY, but my brother and nephews live in Syracuse - so I'm up there at least once a year camping/hiking/backpacking and sometimes canoeing.
I'm in no way an expert, but I have found a few cool spots, and I'm heading into the Moose River Plains Wilderness in mid-September, when it's cooler, less crowded, and there are no blackflies. My only worry will be getting shot by a bow-hunter who mistakes me for a bear, or getting mauled by a bear who mistakes me for a bowhunter. haha

There's a terrific forum with all sorts of great ADK-specific info and lots of helpful people with good advice and suggestions: ADK Forum (http://www.adkforum.com/index.php?)

Good luck and enjoy!
KD