Is the Lost Pond Trail Still Lost in the Adirondacks?

Date and Time

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Monday, September 27, 2021


Otter Brook Trailhead Indian Lake NY,
New York, Adirondacks,


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A three night backpacking trip to the West Canada Lake Wilderness region. Please note that the Lost Pond Trail is mis-marked and unmarked and rerouted in places due to beaver activity and was very hard to figure out the last time, hence the title. Arrival time on Friday is flexible, we will car camp near the Otter Brook trailhead. Dave and Russ will arrive Thursday afternoon and you are welcome to join us on a Friday hike. 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. **Note that Christine Silber is a leader in training under the supervision of David Mong and Russ Faller who are the leaders of record.** 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 or Ursack is required.

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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



Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey






Adults (18+)


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.


I have led outings since the late 1970s for a variety of clubs, e.g. Sierra, Catskill 3500, Adirondack Mtn. Club, Mohonk Preserve & Appalachian Mtn. Club. These have included day hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-c skiing, cabin trips, day paddles & paddling/camping trips in canoes or kayaks. I particularly enjoy leading overnights. I like sharing my knowledge, as well as, learning from others.


A leader since 2018 ! I enjoy backpacking, hiking, canoeing and sailing ! I'm Mountain Leadership and Wilderness First Aid trained by AMC.


Christine has been backpacking for years and loves it. She welcomes any opportunity to get out in the woods with other folks who enjoy the wilderness