New York: Adirondack Mountains
The Adirondack Mountains represent the largest natural wilderness region in the eastern United States and holds possibilities for every kind of outdoor recreation. Hike to a summit for spectacular panoramic views, find isolated waterfalls and peaceful forest glades. Plan a trip that includes backpacking, ice climbing, winter camping or cross-country skiing.
Destination: Adirondack Park, New York (near Lake Placid)
Activities: Backpacking, ice climbing, winter camping, cross-country skiing
Cost: $ or $$
Day 1: Drive to Adirondack Park and set up camp in a campground.
Days 2-8: Take some scenic hikes or cross-country ski to various waterfalls, where you can ice climb or try to swim in the pools below.
Day 9: Enjoy a day of solo time in one of the peaceful glades within the park.
Day 10: Break down camp, drive home and de-issue gear.
“Here on the mountain, God has helped me to allow myself to be known by these people that I love and who love me. They have seen my ugliness and they still love me.”