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Tubmill Marsh Campout & Explorations
Sat, May 04 • 9:00 AM

Let's try this again...

Join me as I welcome spring at the Tubmill Marsh Lean-to, located on the north side of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness!

Tubmill Marsh isn't a particularly scenic campsite. The lean-to is set back in the woods from the shoreline in a piney forest, and it is only about 2.3 miles from the trailhead. For sure, there are prettier, more secluded places you could go.

However, I am selecting this site because of the company it keeps: an entire neighborhood of small, trailless mountains with open ledges and outstanding views. Or so I've been told, because I haven't explored many of them yet. In particular, I have my eye on Potter Mountain, which overlooks Gooseneck Pond. But Bear Mountain, Ragged Mountain, and Pine Hill are also possibilities.

Hopefully the mosquitoes and black flies won't be out yet, although I have no control over that. Like the Clear Pond / Treadway outing in January, this will be an easy and laid-back outing for those who just want to hang out at the lean-to and tend the campfire. If you want to explore, join me for the bushwhacks. Either way, you can't go wrong!

Photo: Camping in the Adirondacks

Hiking Distance: The distance to Tubmill Marsh from NY 74 is about 2.3 miles, with small hills along the way. Off-trail hikes are all of indeterminate lengths.

Meeting Location: This information will be sent to trip participants via email. Please ensure your settings allow event-related emails.

Deadline for Signing Up: Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:00 PM. Sign-ups after this time might not be noticed by the trip leader.

Risk Statement: While we never deliberately court dangerous situations, the exploration of wilderness areas implies personal risk, such as being injured in a remote area. By participating in any Adirondack Wilderness Explorer event, you agree to assume full responsibility for the personal safety and well being of yourself and your guests.

Seasonal Conditions: By mid-spring, the days are getting warmer, but snow and ice may still be present in shady locations. Biting insects such as mosquitoes and black flies may be starting to appear.

What to Bring:

  • Tent & sleeping bag
  • Backpack
  • Water filer or purification
  • Stove & cookware
  • Food for 2 days and 1 night
  • Warm clothing for nighttime

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