Witness the Forever Wild

A Guide to Favorite Hikes around the Adirondack High Peaks

"Witness the Forever Wild" is a guide to hiking in the Adirondacks designed to facilitate modern "leave no trace" hiking in this precious wilderness. The book includes descriptions of 56 hiking routes and more than 250 color nature photographs to enhance these hikes. Start coordinates are given for each hike, aiding the use GPS and/or internet direction software for locating trailheads. Distance, time par, and cumulative ascent data is given for each route. The book contains 32 color topographic maps showing 26 primary routes drawn by overlaying GPS data from the route onto the maps. Distance and time data along the route is also marked on the maps. Most routes are day hikes, but there are a few hikes from interior base camps. A few routes are trail-less or include a trail-less segment. If you are new to the Adirondacks, there are hikes suitable for you. If you are an experienced Adirondack hiker, you will likely find interesting and challenging Adirondack hikes that are unusual but lovely.

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Excerpts from the Book:
A short hike (KV04: Baxter Mountain, near Keene Valley)
A long hike (NE05: Colden and Avalanche Lake from South Meadow, near North Elba)
A challenging route with much trail-less hiking (DW02: Macomb and Dix from Elk Lake; only for very experienced Adirondack hikers)

Also: Table of Contents

Tables of Hikes:
Less than 9 miles,
Between 9 and 15 miles,
Over 15 miles,
Involve trail-less

Links to:
Cliff's home page,
Cliff's hiking gallery,
Cliff's Adirondack hiking galleries