Basin is reached by a challenging route with many steep rocks and narrow ledges, but the views are some of the finest in the mountains.
A bit of history is still embedded on the summit with the large bolt placed in the rock near the east side of the summit, a reminder of Verplanck Colvin's 1876 survey of the Adirondacks.
Basin is 4,827 feet in elevation and number nine on the list of Adirondack High Peaks.
Basin Trailhead: The Garden parking area in Keene Valley.
Challenging, 14-mile round trip hike.
Time in hours:
Family with Young Kids: not recommended
Experienced Hiker: Over 8 hours round trip
Out of Shape Hiker: not recommended
Some photos courtesy summitpost.org Read their blog post about this hike!