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Cranberry Lake Exploration 3C65

Date and Time

Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15PM - Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:00PM

Location

Cranberry Lake Wild Forest,
New York, Adirondacks,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This 6 day trip will explore the rolling hills, lakes, ponds and rivers of the Cranberry Lake Wild Forest and Five Ponds Wilderness. Some backpacking will be on the CL50 trail. Other times we will backpack side trails and ascend a few moderate peaks. A highlight will be backpacking to the Five Ponds and Sand Lake trails to witness ancient forests and giant trees. For those who have already done the CL 50 this is a chane to see some of the areas you didn't see the first time around. For those who haven't been to this area it's an introduction to a truly wild place with remnants of logging and sportsmen's camps inhabited in the early 1900. We will travel at a moderate pace and cover 10-12 miles a day. There are no early outs once we get started. This is a trip suited for experienced multi day backpackers who can manage their food and gear for 5 days. This is not suitable for first time backpackers. Please refer to the Adirondack Mountain Club's " Western Trails 1st Edition " for detailed information. See the Nat Geo Old Forge/Oswegatchie Map #745 for trail info and topographic. For those interested in keeping up with trip postings please see the links to our Facebook Backpackers Group and to the AMC Daily Digest.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Trip plan with daily mileage
AMC Facebook Page
REI Backpacking Gear Checklist
Sign up for AMC Daily Digest
AMC Trip Difficulty Ratings

Click map for driving directions
AMC Backpackers doing the CL50 in 2017

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderately Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




AMC backpack leader since 2017. WFA

Leader


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AMC Backpacker since 2011. WFA

Co-Leader