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Fri, Oct 07


Essex County

Peak Foliage Hiking in The Adirondack High Peaks

Join us for a spectacular fall break spent hiking in the largest park in the continental United States- the Adirondacks in New York! The fall foliage will be spectacular for sightseeing as we hike and camp in the High Peaks region.

Registration will open at 12:00pm Eastern on September 6th
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Peak Foliage Hiking in The Adirondack High Peaks
Peak Foliage Hiking in The Adirondack High Peaks

When & Where

Oct 07, 2022, 5:00 PM – Oct 11, 2022, 8:00 PM

Essex County, Heart Lake, North Elba, NY 12946, USA

About the Experience


Join us for a spectacular fall break spent hiking the high peaks in the Adirondacks! We will set up a basecamp within the park, and from there head out on multiple long day hikes, returning each night to our basecamp. 


We'll leave from our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus. From there we will drive to the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Park in New York State. 

Pre-Trip Meeting

September 19th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Basecamp. This will be a chance for trip leaders and participants to get to know each other and reivew the trip logistics. Dinner will be provided. Mandatory. 


Day 1, Friday 10/07/2022

  • 6:00pm - Final gear checks, dinner, and and last minute prep for our departure on Saturday morning. Pack gear into the vehicle so we can leave early Saturday morning!

Day 2, Saturday 10/08/2022

  • 5:30am - Meet at OEL Basecamp to pack gear and eat breakfast
  • 6:30am - Depart Bucknell and head for the Adirondacks!
  • 2:00pm - Arrive at the campsite, set up camp
  • 3:15pm - Hike 4 miles to the top of Mount Jo
  • 6:00pm - Start making dinner
  • 9:00pm - Clean up camp and go to bed

Day 3, Sunday 10/09/2022

  • 6:00am - Wake up and make breakfast, pack lunches
  • 8:00am - Hike 12-15 miles, summiting multiple peaks (Wright, Algonquin, and Iroquois)
  • 5:00pm - Get back to camp and start making dinner
  • 8:00pm - Campfire funsies and heading to bed, showers are avaliable

Day 4, Monday 10/10/2022

  • 6:00am - Wake up and start making breakfast, pack lunches
  • 8:00am - Hike 10-15 miles up Mount Colden
  • 5:00pm - Get back to camp and make dinner
  • 8:00pm - Campfire funsies and heading to bed, showers are avaliable

Day 5, Tuesday 10/11/2022

  • 8:00am - Wake up, make breakfast, pack up camp
  • 10:00am - Leave the Adirondacks and head back to campus
  • 12:00pm - Stop for lunch on the way
  • 6:00pm - Eat dinner at Basecamp and clean up!

What's Provided/Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from the Adirondacks
  • Meals and snacks from dinner on Friday (10/7) through dinner on Tuesday (10/11)
  • Three nights at an Adirondack Mountain Club campsite
  • All group camping gear, including but not limited to tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, headlamps, all kitchen items, backpacks, and more.
  • Some clothing as needed (rain jacket and rain pants, insulated jacket, baselayers and mid layers, neck gaiter, hat, gloves)

What is Not Provided/Exlusions

  • Personal gear and items 
  • Any food purchased separately from group meals (e.g. gas station snacks, additional meals beyond pre-planned group meals, etc.)
  • Any souvenirs, shopping, or optional, non-predetermined experiences
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early or late departure not related to an emergency (transportation, extra hotel night, etc.)


  • Full Cost: $180 per person
  • Deposit: $50 (due within three days of registration)

We can accept cash or check only.

Deposits are non refundable and non transferable


Registration for this trip will open on Tuesday, September 6 at 12:00pm Eastern. Spaces for this trip are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration Information

This trip is open enrollment to all current Bucknell students. A Bucknell ID number is required to register.

Please Consider

This trip involves hiking over rugged terrain for 5-15 miles at a time, with 3,000-5,000 feet of elevation gain, for multiple days. Please consider the physical requirements of this trip when registering. To discuss accomodations and learn more about the physical expectations of this trip, please reach out to Morgan Costello, OEL Assistant Director at It is recommended that you participate in one of OEL's hiking trips prior to attending this trip.

Cancellations & No Shows

OEL Trips & Outings provided to Bucknell students have limited capacity. If a student signs up and doesn’t show for the program, it’s disruptive for everyone involved and takes away from other student’s experience.

We understand that things come up and life happens. We get it. We simply ask that you notify us at least 48 hours after your pre-trip meeting (approximately 2 weeks in advance of the trip) and let us know of your cancellation. You can do this by communicating directly with the OEL professional staff (Nate Smith, Morgan Costello, Sarah Morris).

Students who notify us of their need to cancel at least 48 hours after the pre-trip meeting (September 21st, 2022) will receive a refund of fees paid minus their deposit. Refunds will not be issued for those who choose to cancel more than 48 hours after the pre-trip meeting (after September 21st, 2022)

Failure to contact us of your cancellation in this predetermined timeframe is noted by the OEL Admin Team. After 3 instances (not showing up or cancelling less than a week prior to the trip 3 times), a student will not be allowed to register for future OEL Trips & Outings here at Bucknell.

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