Originally Posted by DocBurN
thank you for the links Veto 65 and jpkeo .. as soon as i finish reading here i'll go read all there is on hammock forums about it
while I was answering this thread, i came up with the idea that we could shorten the lenght (km) and camp 2-3 days at a "nice" spot if we find one.. get some rest before finishing the trek.
Where in the 6mils acres... I have no clue at all.. we are coming from Montreal, Canada so I guess the closest trail past Plattsburgh but sky is the limit really (even if not-too-far would be great)
My #2 problem with this expedition is: where
My #1 problem with this expedition is: logistic
logistic 1: something that could drop us 50-100km away from our please-god-secured-parking-spot at the beggining of the trip, then we can hike 7-8 days in direction of our car
logistic 2: find a trail that goes round and came back to the goal/car
You will likely have to drive an hour or so past Plattsburgh to find a good location. "Big Loops" are hard to come by, but some in the 40-50km range are easily found. All of which provide numerous spur trails to add distance and to see desirable locations. I was just telling someone about a loop I was looking at which is just under 50km. I have hiked most of the trails on the loop before, but never in one piece. This loop also provides for some mountain climbs as well (unmarked trails though) and one can take other marked side trails too. The trailhead is approx here: 44.191867,-74.265275
Do you have access to trail maps in the adks? I can give you better suggestions with something for you to look at. Or I can email you some screenshots of trail maps.