Tag Archives: Backpacker

Hikers with great fitness on high mountain summit

So what is extreme hiking and backpacking? It’s not the 3 mile out and back to a summit with a couple of thousand feet elevation gain. It’s not even climbing a couple of peaks with 5-10 miles of total trail. It is long day hikes that consist of about 15-20+ miles or backpacking trips lasting more than 3+ days and with distances of over 25+ miles on rugged trails. It can include shorter distances in…

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Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!