View Full Version : Western High Peak backpack trip?

04-13-2004, 12:36 PM
Hi all!

This is my first post on VFTT...I've peeked in from time 2 time & have 2 say this is a great resource for northeast hiking and backpacking! I'm originally form Boston and have been an avid backpacker for many years...however, I have not taken advantage of the Adirondaks and my knowledge of this area is limited. I'm looking for info on a good 5 day loop for the first week of May in the Western high peaks area.
Any info would be greatly appreciate!

Thanks, Glenn

04-13-2004, 03:19 PM
There are lots of great 5 day loops. Ther Stewards are great for about 3 days. Or try Grey to Marcy to Hatstack on thru the Great Range.
BUT- be prepared for winter conditions. Even if tere is no snow in the parking lot, bring the snowshoes and crampons.

04-13-2004, 03:28 PM
Thanks Woodstrider...my main concern is staying off trails that are prone 2 mud @ that time of year!
will take a look at the maps...thanks again.

04-13-2004, 05:42 PM
Without knowing snow conditions its hard but you could try this...

Day 1: Corey's to Ward Brook
Day 2: Seward, Donaldson, and Emmons as a dayhike
Day 3: Seymour then full pack it to Bradley Pond
Day 4: Dayhike The Santanonis
Day 5: Hike out to the Upper Works

Beware that all of those peaks are trailless and that they may have a lot of snow and or mud. Hope that helps.