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Old 01-18-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Seeking Trip Assistance

Last summer I did a hut to hut traverse in New Hampshire's White Mountains with my wife and 16 year old son. This summer we would like to experience the ADK's and need advice on lodging (do not wish to back pack) and potential hikies. Looking to spend 5 nights and 6 days traversing the peaks. Would like to be able to stay at one place and hike from the door. Will probably have two 16 year old boys with us. We are competent hikers, slow, but steady - I'm 62, wife 48 boys 16.
Thanks in advance for any tips.
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Old 01-18-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
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I'd stay at the LOJ. Plenty of commentary on this site about it.
Hike as little or as much as you want.
Lots of "touristy stuff" around if you want a day off.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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I second the LOJ, all levels can be challanged or great valley hikes for the easy days and avalanche lake is a great destination and worth the walk. As well it is nice to come back to a bed and to veg on the dock on Heart Lake.
We were put here for a predetermined number of days, he doesn't take away the days you spend in the Adirondacks with boys. Jim Seaton
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Old 01-19-2006, 01:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info on Loj. We will be doing another Presidential traverse in early Aug and than we will swing over to the ADK for a few days. Loj sounds like just the ticket. Living in New Jersey, we need to squeeze in as many good hikes a possible during vacations.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:26 PM   #5
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I'd look at staying at the ADK Loj or the Johns Brook Lodge. Johns Brook Lodge would require a 3-mile hike in, over flat terrain.
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:28 PM   #6
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Another option is ADK's John's Brook Lodge (JBL). It's a little over 3 miles in, but it's in a great location, with several great loops available as day hikes.
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:59 PM   #7
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Thanks Again

Another note of thanks to all who responsed to my request for information. I have found this board and others that I subscribe to be an invaluable source of informtion. Looking forward to our summer trips to the Presidentials and the ADK High Peaks

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