St. Lawrence University

Hiking and backpacking in the Adirondacks has always been an important and popular activity, and it is no surprise that it has been reflected in Adirondack fiction. The types of hiking and backpacking stories that have been written have changed little, in comparison with other subgenres.

Many hiking stories involve some sort of mishap, or run into some unusual character. There exists, of course, an abundance of literature about hiking in the Adirondacks without an unusual circumstance, but most of this is not fiction.

Hiking and Backpacking