LAKE PLACID TRAIL
PISECO TO WAKELY DAM
Section 2 NLP
Piseco to Wakely Dam
Mileage: 32.6 miles
Terrain: Passes through the wildest part of the Adirondacks. The grades are moderate to steep and are often long. You have no access out in this section.
Itinerary for Guided Hikes at Adirondack Wilderness Adventures
One night stay at Yurt (before departure)
Drive to Trail Head in Piseco
Hike into Fall Stream (4.4 miles)
Hike to Spruce Lake (6 miles)
Camp at Spruce Lake
Hike to West Lake (5.5 miles)
Camp at West Lake
Hike to Carry (12.0 miles)
Camp at Carry
Hike to Wakely Dam (4.3 miles)
One night stay in Yurt
COMPLETE GEAR PACKAGE RENTAL IS AVAILABLE
Your complete gear rental is $40.00/day
4+ days gear rental is $35.00/day
Topographical maps of the area can be reviewed at the links below.
REMEMBER YOU WILL BE STAYING IN THE YURTS THE NIGHT BEFORE DEPARTURE AND UPON YOUR RETURN. PLEASE SEE WHAT BASICS YOU NEED TO BRING UNDER LODGING.
TOTAL COST OF PACKAGE: 630.00 PER PERSON (DISCOUNT OFFERED FOR GROUPS)
+++Overnight Trips add an additional $20.00/day for your meals+++
This package includes two nights lodging at Adirondack Wilderness Adventures and 5 days of guided hiking/camping. You will be receiving 1-2 licensed guides depending on the size of your party.
If you feel you or your party require additional basics, before departure, please contact us directly, we will be happy to accommodate you.
History of Piseco: A hermit named Alvah Dunning who listed hunting and fishing on the 1850 census spent his life on Piseco Lake. He was the inventor of the Lobb Spoon which is still used today.
History of Fall Stream: Foxey Brown (David Brennan) spent 25 years along Fall Stream as a hermit. He fled Boston in the late 1800's thinking he had killed a man. His hunting partner turned up missing in 1916 and Foxey headed South. No one knows to this day if Foxey was innocent or guilty.
History of West Lake: French Louie lived on West Lake and catered to summer sports. French Louise was a lumberjack and fond of snakes (two were named Darby and Joan). On a cold winters day Louie tramped out on snowshoes to the Brook's Hotel in Speculator and died the next day. Schools were even closed so the children could attend the ceremony and deposit a small balsam branch.
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