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Northville Placid Trail Section Backpack in the Adirondacks

Date and Time

Friday, October 2, 2020 - Monday, October 5, 2020

Location

Otter Brook trailhead,
New York, Adirondacks,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

This event is full

Overview

A three night backpacking trip to the West Canada Lake Wilderness region. Arrival time on Friday is flexible, we will car camp near the Otter Brook trailhead. Saturday will be 6.0 miles on the Otter Brook Trail with an additional 2.6 miles on the Lost Pond Trail for a total of 8.6 for the day where we will set up for the night at one of the camping sites around Cedar Lakes. Sunday will be 5.8 miles on the N-P trail with 2.5 miles further on the Brooktrout Lake Trail for a total of 8.3 for the day where we will set up for the night. Monday would be 5.9 miles to the Brooktrout Lake Trailhead. Total close to 23 miles roundtrip. To ensure your safety and enable you to join us on this hike, you must register here on the AMC Activities Database web site, complete the liability waiver form, and have your registration confirmed by this activity's AMC Chapter Leader. You will be notified by email when you are confirmed as a participant. ANYONE NOT RECEIVING A REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION FROM THIS ACTIVITY'S LEADER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE GROUP AT THE TRAILHEAD.AN RSVP ON MEETUP IS NOT CONSIDERED BEING REGISTERED FOR THIS ACTIVITY - THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCOMPLISHED HERE ON THE AMC ACTIVITY DATABASE WEB SITE. In the event that social distancing (6 feet) cannot be maintained during this activity, every participant must have a suitable medical or cloth mask made of two layers of fabric with them which covers their nose and mouth that they can use. Moderate: Fitness level and/or past experience to sustain the activity at a moderate pace is required. Expect to be active up to 4-6 hours per day. Reasonable breaks in the action. The elevation gain is minimal and the route is very picturesque. The trip involves hiking along an old woods road in poor condition with a couple of potentially difficult stream crossings depending on rainfall. This trip is suitable for those with some previous backpacking experience in good physical condition. A bear canister is required.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

A photo album of a previous trip to a portion of this backpack
A map of the area
Information about the area

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Disclosed to registered participants.

NP 2018

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Full

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.