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Welcome to the Adirondack High Peaks section of my web page. This section serves a dual purpose: to provide a compendium of images and information about my exploration of these mountains, and to provide a log of the adventures that led to me becoming Adirondack 46er #5506!

The Adirondack Park of Northern New York State is a wonderful expanse of wilderness in the middle of a busy and populous region of the continent. In fact, it is the largest park in the whole of Eastern North America. This set of web pages focuses on the more mountainous northeast region of the park known as the "High Peaks" region. This is an area characterized by newly-uplifted but ancient-in-composition granitic rock, worn down over the millennia by erosionary processes into dome-shaped summits. Trails are often rugged, eroded and steep.

I hope you find this set of pages to be a good companion resource to all of the other Adirondack Mountain pages on the internet!






Most Recent Climbing Logs

Apr 6, 2014 : Mount Colden
Andrew Lavigne, Stephanie Dusablon, Roland Hanel
Hard snow and tiring conditions in the classic mountaineering outing of the Adirondacks - the Trap Dike on Mount Colden.

After a very soft-snow experience just days before on Gothics, I was concerned that there might possibly be a... [more] [image gallery]
Apr 1, 2014 : Gothics, Armstrong Mountain, Upper WolfJaw Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Chris Hatko
A late-winter tracing of the always-scenic loop over the top of Gothics Mountain, one of the Adirondack's premiere peaks.

We did this outing mid-week, tired of being stymied by weekend after weekend of unfavourable weather. Part... [more] [image gallery]
Mar 8, 2014 : Seymour Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Harold Piel, Roland Hanel, Brian Connell
A climb of Seymour with friend Harold Piel, on the occasion of his final winter 46R peak.

There were five of us in total on this outing - myself, Roland, Jenn, Brian and Harold. Jenn, myself and Roland decided to make the long fl... [more] [image gallery]
Feb 17, 2014 : Pitchoff Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Andy Brown, Andrea Craig
An excellent winter snowshoe traverse of Pitchoff Ridge.

We did this as a traverse, leaving a single car at the eastern trailhead and hiking to the western trailhead. Once at the western trailhead, I got out a pair of running sho... [more] [image gallery]
Nov 16, 2013 : Yard Mountain, Big Slide Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes
An excuse to get out on a beautiful late fall day: a new unclimbed 4000-footer peak for Jenn: Yard Mountain.

Although Yard is not an official 46R peak, it is still over 4000 feet - and it has an official trail leading over its sum... [more] [image gallery]
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