Re: What is an adrondack?
Beach Bum - Dave Bujak (dave%db.erau.edu@HARVUNXW.BITNET)
Tue, 22 Feb 1994 19:27:13 -0500
> I believe the proper spelling should be adirondack, named for the
> Adirondack Mountains in New York. As I remember, these are the primary
> shelters used along the Appalachian Trail. In really inclement
> weather, most can be kept dry by attaching groundcloths, etc over the
When my friends and i went mountain climbing in New York, we made use of
the "Adirondack" lodges on the trail. Actually within the Adirondacks
(Mountains) they are simply referred to as "lean-to's." They are very
nice and comfortable. Attaching a groundcloth over the opening would be a
good idea, but is actually illegal in New York. I do not know the actual
reason why, but we were warned not to for if we were caught by rangers, we
would be ticketed.
The Adirondack lean-to's in the High Peaks region of New York (namely the
ones on the way to Mount Marcy, the tallest mountain in NY) are quite
large and can sleep 8 side-by side comfortably with gear. The more
deeper into the wilderness you go however, the more primative the shelters
are (i.e. the do not have a wood bottom, but instead are filled with
The lean-to's are very popular and when hiking the High Peaks are popular
times, one needs to schedule their arrival just right to catch one before
they are filled. Always have alternate forms of shelter ready just in case.
Life's a beach...
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