ADIRONDACK GUIDE SERVICE IN NEW YORK STATE
Guided Adirondack Backpacking Trips in the Wilderness
Guided Wilderness Hikes at Adirondack Wilderness Adventures can be arranged. Whether your interested in a one day hike or an extensive Northville-Lake Placid Thru hike, we will do our best to accommodate you.
If you are interested in planning for one of the extensive guided hiking trips, please let us know as soon as possible. Planning and arrangements must be made for Adirondack Wilderness Adventures, your safety and ours.
The avid hiker has his/her personal preferences, favorite equipment, and rarely seeks the guided route. Licensed guides are really sought. Don't get me wrong some hikers do - great to have them.
The Beginner hiker or less experienced hiker see it in a different way. I am not saying this in a bad way - it's actual great and we would love to experience it with you. The only way I can express it rightly is to say that hikers grow:
- You stop looking at your feet and more of your surroundings.
- The compass on the trail now has a use other than hanging around your neck.
- You can read a topographical map, better than a road map.
- You get excited when you set up camp and get to chose your MRE.
- It's a bonus when you find a roll of toilet paper in a lean-to.
- You enjoy bathing in a wilderness stream at 20 degrees.
- The wildlife and surroundings don't frighten you - PEOPLE do.
- When drying clothes by the fire - YOU WATCH THEM
- Philosophy: you are never LOST - you are either geographical incorrect or the camp is lost.
Anyway, the less experience hiker is why your licensed guide is here. We will supply your adventures with the basic fundamentals in camping and hiking and guide you toward the right track. There is much to be learned at a basic level, but much enjoyment also. Your guides are here to assist, all questions will be answered and no question is ever "stupid". Everyone processes in a different way, and the trail is not to be taken lightly.
Up front, you will be fending for yourself with your hike (we will be there), but the basic lesson is you learn more from your mistakes (if safety is an issue - your guides will immediately step in). By fending for yourself you will be: mapping your own, setting up your camp (whether a tent or lean-to), preparing your MRE's - finding and obtaining water - carrying your own - and deciding how to best handle the aches and pains. IT WILL BE A WILDERNESS LEARNING EXPERIENCE THAT YOU THE HIKER, WILL REMEMBER FOR A LIFETIME (some do decide after the trail to incorporate the basic ideologies into their daily routines).
Does it really matter what you eat as long as you eat?
At the left, your guided trips are broken into several unique trips. Our calendar of availability will schedule a dated trip, but if you prefer a different date, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your hiking preferences. We do understand, unfortunately, that the matrix world still has the ultimate ruling.
Please note: contact us for any hiking excursions. We offer one day hikes, night hikes, guided trips, direction to the hiker not familiar to the Adirondack area to extensive thru-hikes and trips. Let us know your hiking pleasures.
(Groups limited to 8 for safety)
++Day Trips do include your lunch.
+++Overnight Trips add an additional $20.00/day for your meals.
BACKPACKING GUIDED TRIPS
PAYMENT FOR 50% OF THE GUIDED TRIP FEE MUST ACCOMPANY ALL
PAYMENT OF THE BALANCE IS DUE UPON DEPARTURE OF YOUR TRIP
TRIPS WILL RUN, RAIN OR SHINE, UNLESS DAN OR KIM CONSIDER
A FULL REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IF YOUR GUIDES MUST CANCEL A TRIP
DUE TO UNSAFE CONDITIONS
DEPOSITS WILL BE REFUNDED, LESS A $50.00 PLANNING FEE, IF YOU
CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION AT LEAST 14 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF
NO REFUNDS CAN BE ISSUED FOR LATE CANCELLATIONS OR ABORTED TRIPS
We would love to accommodate you. The Hiker is always welcome here anytime day or night.
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