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Old 04-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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'Classic Hikes' ignores Adirondacks

WW Norton plans to publish Classic Hikes of North America this summer. No hike in the Adirondacks is included. Which raises the question: if you were to choose one hike in the Park for the book, what would it be?

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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My vote would be the NPT
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Pick just one?! Ugh. No can do.

For early season hikes, I just love Crane Mt!

In the High Peaks, I love Algonquin via Avalanche Pass. What a beautiful loop!! Especially if you include Iroquois and Wright Peak.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Lets consider it a blessing that the Adks don't make the book.

MY Classic?

Long: The NPT

Overnight: Cold River
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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I would add the Great Range to Hawk's list.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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So in one sentence you're saying it's good that the Adks didn't make a book on classic hikes,then in the next you list your classic hikes in the Adks,, here on the World Wide Web,land of the Search Engine.

What is a "classic hike" anyways.
Yep areas, not trailheads. And this forum is about 10 years old, we've talked about the NPT here for years. it's listed in trail guides and it doesn't get a lot of traffic. So, I don't see a problem.

Do a search on the world wide web on "Classic hikes" and see where the NPT or Cold River comes up in the 1,630,000 results.

Then do a search on NPT and see where the trail comes up.

Then rethink your post. That's the problem when one makes assumptions.

I feel perfectly secure with my post in the context that is was made and i don't think we'll see a big increase in traffic in either place.

Incidently, If you Google "High Peaks", the Adirondacks come right up at the beginning of the list.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:45 PM   #7
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The info in your "more details" link makes it sound like multi-day hikes, and mountains. So maybe some circuit of the central high peaks (great range, Colden, Algonquin) -- though it's crowded -- maybe rambling around the western high peaks & part of the NPL would be better.
Josh, the Algonquin/Iroquois/Avalanche Pass loop is a favorite of mine too -- in fact you moved me to change my avatar (I hope) to one of my favorite spots in the Adks.
The Giant range from the east end over to 73, and a Dix range traverse, are other favorites but I'm not sure if they'd be as good for a national book like that.
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Less National recognition = less traffic on the trails
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WW Norton plans to publish Classic Hikes of North America this summer. No hike in the Adirondacks is included. Which raises the question: if you were to choose one hike in the Park for the book, what would it be?

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I would choose the Panther Gorge to Mt Marcy trail from Elk lake. It was awesome!
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