Wilderness Camping in the Adirondacks is a handy and helpful guide for adventure seekers planning weekend or two-day camping trips in the Adirondack Park. Bill Ingersoll, guidebook author and chairman of Adirondack Wilderness Advocates, features 25 relatively easy outings scattered throughout the 6-million-acre park for campers to hike trails or paddle canoes to lean-tos, primitive tent sites, and some camps accessible only by water. Introductory sections also unpack New York State’s regulations and guidelines for wilderness camping and provide tips for gear selection, visitor safety, and leave-no-trace principles.
With detailed trail and waterway maps for each hike along with on-the-ground photographs taken by the author, Wilderness Camping in the Adirondacks is the perfect companion to any weekend getaway or multi-night journey in the lakes, mountains, rivers, and trails of the Adirondacks.
Bill Ingersoll is the chairman of Adirondack Wilderness Advocates, formed in 2016 to speak on behalf of the wilderness character of the Forest Preserve. He has hiked, paddled, and backpacked in wilderness areas across the United States, but feels most at home in the grand forests of the Adirondacks. He is the author of 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains and Snowshoe Routes: Adirondacks & Catskills.