Some of the best campsites are located around or close to Lake Colden and Avalanche Lake. High Peaks Wilderness Complex |Draft Unit Management Plan Amendment 1 I. (The National Geographic maps do not.) The entire Wilderness section is bounded on the east by the existing High Peaks Wilderness Area, to the south by Upper Hudson Woodlands Conservation Easement. Updated survey data has shown that isn't completely accurate, but the original list remains to keep the tradition. The Adirondack High Peak list has a rich history; attracting climbers for nearly 100 years. You’ll climb into the heart of the High Peaks Wilderness, an area completely surrounded by giant summits, including the state’s two highest—Marcy and Algonquin—directly east and west of you, respectively. However, I cannot find the lean-to on the GPS location list you provided below the map. Included in the new edition are updated trails, lean-tos, campsites and land boundaries on one folded, pocket-sized sheet. The Wilderness is bounded by NY 73 to the north, I-87 to the east, County Route 2 to the south, Elk Lake Preserve and Adirondack Mountain Reserve lands to the west. Also, one thing to be aware of is that camp fires are not allowed in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. Introduction A. From a parking area on the south side of NY 73, seven miles south of Keene Valley, access the unsigned (and unnamed) but easy-to-spot trail (1). The High Peaks Wilderness has two zones – Eastern and Western. The 45,208 acre Dix Mountain Region is part of the High Peaks Wilderness (effective 2018) and is located in the east-central Adirondacks in Essex County. Mount Colden. Here is a summary of the rules and regulations regarding hiking and camping in the most popular area of the Adirondacks – the High Peaks Wilderness. This comprises 33,200 acres of lands acquired by the State of New High Peaks Wilderness is a wilderness area in Adirondack Park, NY. When in doubt, err on the side of caution. Waterproof, durable and tear resistant. Locals call them "46ers," and you'll tag five on this 17.3-mile loop. To the west it is bounded by private lands and to the north the High Peaks Wilderness. The High Peaks Wilderness Area, the largest Forest Preserve unit in the U.S. state of New York, is located in three counties and six towns in the Adirondack Park: Harrietstown in Franklin County, North Elba, Keene, North Hudson and Newcomb in Essex County and Long Lake in Hamilton County. The Name High Peak. Purpose of the Amendment Since the adoption of the High Peaks Wilderness Complex Unit Management Plan (UMP) in 1999, over 84,000 acres of land have been added to the High Peaks Wilderness Area. 4 1/4" x 6" folded size. Do It Forty-six peaks in the Adirondacks rise higher than 4,000 feet. The Eastern Zone is the most heavily used and has the most restrictive rules. NEW!! Refer to the interactive map below for exact locations. View a map of this area and more on Natural Atlas. 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