AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Pharaoh Lake Backpacking - 2C24

Date and Time

Friday, August 14, 2020 10:00AM - Monday, August 17, 2020 1:00PM


Pharaoh Lake Wilderness,
New York, Adirondacks,


Registration is required for this activity.


Join this 4 day backpacking trip to experience pristine mountain ponds, serene shorelines, spectacular vistas and mountaintops of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness in the eastern Adirondacks. Daily mileage and terrain will be moderate. Pace 2, terrain C and mileage 24 miles over 4 days. Backpackers with multi day backpacking experience should register. The group size will be limited by requirements for social distancing. Face coverings will be required. Approved participants will need to meet at the Putnam Pond State Campground parking area Friday 14 August, 2020 at 10 AM to park and hike 6 miles to camp at Pharaoh Lake. We will hike 6 to 10 miles a day to move camp. We plan to climb over Pharaoh Mt and Treadway Mt. Vigorous: Suitable for those with recent similar experience and/or demonstrated proficiency, such as being active in sports or often (regular) engagement in vigorous physical activity. Ability to perform at the expected level for back-to-back days for multiday trips. Expect to be active up to 5-6 hours per day, with brief breaks. If you are a member of the AMC, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by signing up for the daily digest. See the link below for instructions on how to set this up. Once there go to the FAQ under My Outdoors regarding setting up the Activity Digest. Each time a trip is posted or changed you will get an email the next morning. If you are a member of Facebook, a great way to keep up to date on new trips is by joining our backpackers group. See the link below:

AMC Trip Policy



Related Link(s):

Setting Up Daily Digest
AMC Facebook Backpackers Group

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Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


(best time to call: NCA after 9:00 PM)

AMC Backpack leader since 2015. AMC trained in Mountain Leadership and Wilderness First Aid. I like helping folks enjoy nature and the challenge of hiking and camping.


(best time to call: NCA after 9:00 PM)

BP leader since 2000.