ADK Backpacking

Date and Time

Friday, September 30, 2022 - Sunday, October 2, 2022


High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks,
New York, Adirondacks,
NY United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Come join us as we travel to the wild Adirondacks and backpack over some of the highest mountains in New York. This will be a three-day backpack that will cover up to seven of the highest peaks in the Adirondacks of NY. We will backpack up to twelve miles a day and ascend as many as four 4000 footers in a single day. The leader's experience is that the terrain is typically a bit more rugged than much of the White Mountains. This is not an appropriate trip to make as your first backpack. We expect that the pace will be approach two miles an hour, depending on elevation gain. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



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Wright Peak, Adirondacks (4587')



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Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center




Adults (18+)


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Jim is a four-season backpacking leader with the Boston and Narragansett chapters and associate Adventure Travel leader. He has led dozens of backpacking and cycling adventures throughout the northeast, out west, and on five continents. He is passionate about sharing these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature, and expanding their confidence and abilities.


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Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Leader in Training

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I've spent countless hours in the outdoors in all seasons and hope that as your co-leader I will be able to share my comfort and joy of exploring wherever trail, road, river, or coastline can take us.