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Backpacking in the Adirondack Park can take you from the Highest mountain peaks in New York State to the most remote interior wilderness.

By Tom Chlupsa
View into Pharaoh Wilderness from Little Stevens

Pharoah Wilderness Area
20-40 miles.  5 day trek.  Various options available.  1 mountain ascent: Pharoah mountain: 2550 feet.  Pharoah lake in center of wilderness area.
Transportation fee: depends on start/end locations.  Can start/end from Summit Base.

Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area
One of the last remaining true wilderness backcountry experiences within 107,740 acres. Various scenery includes; Auger Falls, Bog Meadow, Siamese Ponds. This area can be accessed from many different locations with a variety of hiking conditions. Several possible mountain ascents exist. This trip can include hiking to Chimney Mountain where time can be spent caving and/or rock climbing.
Transportation fee: $58
Additional $250 fee for caving/ climbing guide/instructor for Chimney Mountain trip.

 

 

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