Discover the Adirondack High Peaks
Sprawling over 200,000 acres, the High Peaks Wilderness is hands down the largest wild area in the northeastern United States. It is also one of the most popular. Thousands of hikers descend upon these mountains every year, sampling the alpine scenery and tasting the outdoor lifestyle. All of them come for the challenge of some of the most difficult—and most rewarding—hiking anywhere.
Also featured in this guidebook is the northern half of the Dix Mountain Wilderness, including the entire Dix Range. Numerous trails—marked and otherwise—will guide you along the headwaters of the Boquet River to these lofty peaks.
What makes Discover the Adirondack High Peaks a unique guidebook? It is the only hiking guidebook to cover all the routes—not just the marked trails, but the unmarked routes, the best slide climbs, and many bushwhacks. In these pages you will discover not only the summit of Mount Marcy, but such obscure places as the Colden Trap Dike, Railroad Notch, and the Wallface Ponds. You will find notes on the natural and human histories of the forest, and updated information on the regulations pertaining to the High Peaks Wilderness.
Will I need to bring a bear canister? What is the best approach to the “Great Slide” on East Dix? Discover the Adirondack High Peaks covers all this and more.
A topographic map printed on water-resistant Tyvek paper covers all of the routes described in this guide. It can be purchased separately or in a specially priced guidebook-map bundle.
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