Greetings From the NPTrail Chapter! Please join us for our Fall NPTrail Chapter Annual meeting on October 22. This is a great opportunity to get together with fellow Northville-Placid Trail chapter members, make some new friends, and discuss [...]
If you are a member or affiliate of the NPT Chapter, love hiking in the Adirondacks, and have the skills and experience to lead trips, please consider participating in our Trip Leader Training program. We [...]
Another successful stewardship hike was completed on October 17th and 18th led by Bill Celentano. The crew of five braved wet weather and cold temps to do much needed trail work. Click here to read [...]
The NPT Chapter is hosting several outings in February including 2/3 Wilson Pond, 2/10 Slide Mountain (Catskills), 2/11 Cascade Pond, and 2/17 Tupper Lake Triad. Spots remain for all of these but a couple are close to full, so please sign up soon if you're interested. All of our chapter outings are posted on the chapter website. Please go to www.nptrail.org/events-and-outings/ to learn more information and sign up! ... See MoreSee Less
Marc zukoski January 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm Looking for suggestions on a Which part of the trail would be best for a father and son looking to hike for a week only. This would be our first multiday trip....
Does anyone know about shuttles from Lake Placid to Lake Durant State Campground? It looks like Broadwing Adventures in Lake Placid will do it for $190 but I was wondering if there are cheaper options. ... See MoreSee Less
I made it. Crikket and I completed our thru hike in 11 days! We were shuttled by Jack from Broadwing Adventures who had others he shuttled looking out for us on the trail. I limped my way into camp the second night and met Mark, Todd and Vern (correct me if I'm wrong guys!) who shared their fire and wine with me and circled all the best places to stay on my map, including campsites that weren't marked on the map. We were picked up on our fourth day walking the wrong way to the post office by wonderful Amy who took me to the PO, fed me pizza, introduced me to her friends, let me stay with her overnight and definitely overfed Crikket who did NOT complain! Amy gave me extra dog food for the road, provided me with laundry and a shower, and I could not be more thankful for this trail angel that helped me right when I needed it. We met lots of incredible people along the way and saw beautiful places, but most of it was overshadowed by incredible pain from blisters and a fall that bummed out my ankle. I legitimately got stuck in the mud once, pulled an agonizing 21 mile day, continually forgot I had bras and underwear hanging on my pack on "laundry days" while having full conversations with people I passed on the trail, and wrote, "I'm going to make it," in every journal entry and trail log. We kept going and I am now extremely proficient at fire starting, primitive camping, picking water sources (my UV filter died and I spent the last 4 days drinking straight from streams), fixing and improvising gear (had to sew Crikket's backpack and lost my trowel), washing myself and laundry in lakes and streams, and being comfortable alone in the dark. It wasn't always fun, but I learned I am stronger and more capable than I ever imagined❤️ Thank you all for the incredible advice and encouragement as I prepared for this adventure: here some pictures to sum up my trip! ... See MoreSee Less