My next trip will have a lot of hiking and hit 13 peaks over a week. The first 3 nights I'm saying at ADK Loj, so I'll have a soft bed and shower available each night. The next 3 nights, I'll be in the backcountry, hopefully at Lake Arnold, camping.
The current plan is this...
Monday: get up there early (so leave here like 430) and do Street (4166', # 31) and Nye (3895, # 45). These are not supposed to have great views, and they are herd paths to get up. The total mileage is 8 miles and 2531' elevation gain. When I get done with them, I then check in to Loj.
Tuesday: Get on the trail early and I'll be doing Wright (4580', # 16), Algonquin for a second time (5114', #2), and Iroquois (4840', # 7). Only Iroquois has herd path, the other 2 are trailed. The total mileage is 9.34 miles, 4066' elevation gain.
Wednesday: Get on the trail early and do my longest hike of the trip, Tabletop (4427', #19) and Phelps 4161', #32). Tabletop is a herd path while Phelps is trailed, and I've done it as a teenager. Total mileage is 12 miles, and 3641' elevation gain.
Thursday: I check out as early as I can and then get backpacking into the backcountry. I hope I can set up camp around Lake Arnold, and if I can't then at either Feldspar or Uphill lean-tos further along the trail. Assuming Arnold, that's 4.93 miles with 1665' elevation gain while wearing a full pack. From there though, I'll be at the foot of Colden (4714', # 11) that I missed from my Flowed Lands trip. That would be an additional 2.27 miles and only 902' of elevation gain. So while it sounds daunting, it's probably a relatively easy day.
Friday: Here I will get the other 2 peaks I missed from my Flowed Lands trip. Cliff (3960', # 44) and Redfield (4606, # 15). These are both herd paths starting at the Uphill lean-to. Overall it'll be 8.28 miles and 2724' elevation gain.
Saturday: I get the last 3 peaks in that part of the backcountry. Gray (4840', # 8), Skylight (4924' #4) and Marcy (5344', #1). I've done Marcy a couple times before, only once from the Lake Tear of the Cloud side though. Gray is the only one with a herd path. Overall, I'm not dreading doing the 3 peaks from the col between them, I'm dreading the Feldspar trail up as it's another steep trail where you are climbing over and around boulders. I used to think it was the worst trail, but I've got a couple others high in the running at this point. This would be a total of 8.79 miles and 3458' of elevation gain.
Sunday: I hike out. If for some reason I miss Colden on my way in, I can get that first, otherwise it's just 4.93 miles downhill to get back to my car.
Overall, this trip will get me 13 peaks, leave me at 39, with 7 to go. I'll also hike 58.6 miles and climb/lose 18.9K feet in elevation over 7 days.