Canoe, Paddle and Hike The Adirondacks
TRIP 1. THE ADIRONDACK ADVENTURE SAMPLER
Not quite sure which Crua Adventure to choose? Then the Adirondack Adventure Sampler is a match made in heaven! You get to experience a taste of everything from hiking, canoeing, paddling and mountain/road biking in one of the World’s most beautiful parks. Take a look for yourself below to discover what the 5 days’ entail…
DAY 1: KICK OFF WITH CANOEING AND PADDLING!
One of our `Gallivanters’ paddling into the sunset on Saranac Lake, one of our favourite photos!
Once you arrive and settle in, you personally meet your three senior Crua guides: Jeff, Eric and Derrek who will be sharing their safety tips and paddling techniques with you. Once you are ready to go, you begin your day by canoeing on middle and lower Saranac lakes, these lakes have been one of the parks most popular attraction since the 19th century. The temperatures in this region can be downright cool but depending on what season you decide to come; we’ll make sure you’ll be warm with fun! At the end of the day, you return to base camp for a hearty backcountry feast and rest comfortably in your Crua tent under the night sky.
DAY 2: NUN–DA–GA–O RIDGE & HURRICANE MOUNTAIN
Our descent from Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge, overlooking the summit of Hurricane Mountain.
Before hiking out towards Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge, wake up to crisp, fresh, air and fill up with a tasty breakfast prepared by our guides. On the way, you will experience breath-taking backdrops on of the highest peaks in the park. Next, the team guides you towards the summit of Hurricane Mountain, where you can explore the famous fire tower. Drawing another day to a close, once we descend back to base camp, it’s time to relax, eat and share camp fire stories with your fellow Glampers.
DAY 3: ROAD OR MOUNTAIN BIKING
Trail signs guiding bikers through the scenic Adirondack routes. With our senior Crua Guides, Jeff, Eric and Derrek you can enjoy your adventure a little bit more, knowing we are always there for you. Simply put it’s a trip of a lifetime!
On day three you get to tour the Adirondacks on two wheels. Choose from either Mountain Biking trails or Road Biking trails. Before you begin our Crua guides will provide you with tips, maps and gear, you can also access mountain biking tips and information online.
MOUNTIN BIKING TRAILS – Your Crua guides will help you when deciding on what trails to choose. To suit you, your family, friends and fellow glampers we have a choice from easy, moderate or advanced. Mountain biking trails welcome you to the true wilderness of the Adirondacks, leaving you surrounded by boreal forests, streams and souring mountain peaks. To get off the beaten path in the Adirondacks region take either the Inlet Area Mountain Biking Trail, which offers 17 different mountain trails, or the Essex County Mountain Bike Routes, which offer trails of Lake Placid.
ROAD BIKING TRAILS – If you want to explore the Adirondacks wilderness without leaving the trails then road biking allows you to do just that! These bike trails welcome you to the charming villages of the Adirondacks region, where you can rest and eat at the farmer’s market. To experience the ultimate cycling adventure, take either the Warren County Bikeway, which stretches 12 miles from downtown Glens Falls to Lake George Village, or the Feeder Canal Park Heritage Trail, which is following a section of one of the oldest original trails in the Adirondacks.
DAY 4: TURTLE POND & THE HIGH PEAKS
One of our senior Crua Guides, Jeff (left hand side) paddling with a fellow glamper on Hoel Pond.
Day four of our Crua Adirondack Adventure invites you to a delicious backcountry breakfast, and paddling the diverse lakes and chains of the St. Regis Canoe Area. We first start the journey from Hoel Pond, then paddle to Turtle Pond and finally stretching over 3 miles of pristine waters we reach Long Pond.
Our fellow glampers hiking in the sun on Long Pond Mountain, following a previous quick 3 mile paddle to Long Pond. From the mountain, you can see breath-taking views of the surrounding lakes and high peaks.
Once ashore, Jeff, Eric and Derrek will guide you 1.5 miles to the grassy summit of Long Pond Mountain. The mountain is 2,530 feet high, and is known for its magnificent views of the surrounding wild landscape. After a lively day spent paddling and hiking, together with the Crua Guides you return to base camp for a filling supper, and a comfortable night’s sleep in our Crua tents.
Drawing another Crua day to a close, with delicious food, good company and quality shelter.
DAY 5: MOUNT JO & HEART LAKE
As the sun falls behind the mountains, the surrounding landscape of the high peaks and heart lake can be seen atop Mt. Jo.
Saving the best for last! Our Crua Guides, begin the day with a 2.6 mile round hike, starting at the famous Adirondack Log all the way to the summit of Mt. Jo at 2,876 feet high. Once all fellow glampers have reached the top, our Crua Guides prepare a final backcountry lunch atop the spectacular Mt. Jo overlooking Heart Lake just below. While descending, there is plenty of time to photograph the scenic wilderness and take a dip in Heart Lake to finish off the five-day adventure.
Once back at base camp, you eat, pack and take a final rest in our Crua tents and say goodbye to the Adirondacks Park…. Until next time!!
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Gwendoline is the newest member to the Crua Team. She has many years experience with skiing, but that comes as no surprise as she is originally from a small town located under the French Alps. That's not her only hobby though because she has 10 + years of ballroom dancing under her belt too!