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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Climb Peaks in North Creek, New York


4. Insider's Tip

Adirondacks trail guide Judith Harper.   

Most state-licensed wilderness guides in the North Creek area specialize in whitewater rafting, but Judith Harper is a true trail nut, searching out people-free mountain paths that don’t make it into the guidebooks. Call ahead to book a half-day or full-day hike ($45 per person for a half-day hike; discounts for more people or full days), and Harper will lead you to one of her finds. With any luck she’ll point out mink, otters, fishers, coyotes, or fox, and along the way, she’ll teach you to identify their tracks.

Published on Nov 7, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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