These all look like great suggestions. I am starting to wonder about my timing though. I booked a campsite for opening weekend (5/19-5/22) and with all the snow this Winter I'm wondering if it might be too soon for many of these hikes from a mud/snow/ice perspective and potential impassable river crossings. Are any of these hikes more suited to crappy trail conditions (i.e., limited or bridged river crossings, ledges facing sun so less likely to be iced early/late,etc? I'm thinking it would be a good idea to line up some more modest hikes as back ups should some of the bigger hikes be unmanageable. I have a "list" of my favorites I do early in season in NH because I know the trails and what clears out earlier but I have no idea in NY. Any thoughts from that perspective would be appreciated too.