I just noticed you RSVP'd as a YES for next week's Brew and Chew but you still need a ticket. It's less expensive online (than at the door) and cost includes beer and pizza. Tickets - http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3950941372
Yeah, that is awesome! I have never hiked up there but I would love to. One of my "dream" hikes would be the 100 mile wilderness up in Maine. No towns, no nothing... Have to pack in all your food and water.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred-Mile_Wilderness But one day. I figure about 7-8 miles a day, I could do it in 12-13 days. How awesome would that be. I have heard some interesting things about Mt. Washington as well. I have heard of people getting stranded on the trail. I think that would be an awesome hike as well. You should check out some of the activities on here.
You should definitely go! It is amazing up there. A bit of a drive but well worth it. I pretty much enjoy hiking anywhere. We have done the NJ, PA, VT, and NY parts of the Appilation trail. We did 110 miles of the Vermont Long Trail. We also backpacked 10 out of the 46 High peaks in NY. Also did a week in the Catskills. Would love to do some more. This is the perfect time. Not too hot and not too cold. Can make easy ground and time.
Lake Colden, It is up in the Adirondacks High Peaks. It is on the base of Mount Colden. We were backpacking and it took us about 2 days in to get there. Awesome time and it is a beautiful lake. Not accessible by car or any means. You have to hike in. I guess that is what keeps it soo pristine.