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Old 08-31-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Question Very Casual Overnight Suggestions

Hello All,

I am planning on bringing a couple friends up to the Adirondacks this Sunday. I am looking for an overnight trip that has the following qualities:

- Low milage
- Good views is possible
- Secluded

The only experience I have in the ADK is peak bagging in the high peaks so I am very inexperienced with these types of trips. Ideally, I would like a camp site less than 2 miles from a trailhead where we could set up a base camp and just enjoy the outdoors. They don't necessarily want to hike, but having trails nearby would be a huge plus! They really just want to be able to sit around in the woods and enjoy the nature, being near a body of water or any other scenery would be a huge plus as well.

Any suggestions? I thank you all in advance!
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #2
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Drive in to the Moose River Plains, park and hike into one of the ponds perhaps.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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Moose River Plains is a good idea; lots of small-medium day hikes and a really unique area.

The problem with your criteria of low mileage is that everyone else will have the same idea and seclusion is at a premium.

Maybe Sargeant Ponds or a Pond in the Pharaoh lake area?
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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Curious....Is this a planned trip that is connected with the Adkhighpeaks Foundation?
Moose River Plains has something for everybody.
The Ferris Lake Wild Forest Area also comes to mind...
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:49 PM   #5
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Curious....Is this a planned trip that is connected with the Adkhighpeaks Foundation?
Nope, no relation to any foundation. I am just hoping to share the natural beauty of the adirondacks to some newcomers of the area who are fairly timid to the idea of hiking and camping. I have the low milage criteria because the camping equipment they have isn't exactly light weight.

I figured a low milage site that was also secluded would be pretty hard to come by, but your suggestions thus far are great!
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Nope, no relation to any foundation.
I only ask because of the sub-forum the thread was posted in.
You might want to also ask your question in the "General Adirondack Discussion" section.
Might get a few more ideas...
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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I only ask because of the sub-forum the thread was posted in.
You might want to also ask your question in the "General Adirondack Discussion" section.
I did not even realize I posted this in this specific sub-forum. Thank you very much for the catch! You are probably very right.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:23 PM   #8
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Relocated...

no worries...in a more appropriate forum now.
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