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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 14, 2017 : Pitchoff Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Sophie Huggins
A spring hike along highway-paralleling Pitchoff Ridge, with wall-to-wall sun and cool clear views.

We set up to do a traverse of Pitchoff (which is how I always do Pitchoff) from the eastern end. Only had one car, so I brought ... [more] [image gallery]
Feb 19, 2017 : Giant Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Chris Hatko, Gillian Hatko
A quick hike up one of the Adirondack's nicest short 46R ascents - the ridge trail on Giant Mountain.

After a recent dump of snow finally brought snowpack levels up to proper midwinter levels, we decided to utilize a long weekend ... [more] [image gallery]
Jan 14, 2017 : Wright Peak
Andrew Lavigne, Joel Koscielski, Ginette, Daniel Rosenblatt
Our third "Twilight Hike" - to the summit of Wright Peak.

A cold visit to the summit of Wright Peak to see the sun rise over the Central High Peaks. Rock-hard snow conditions but surprisingly little ice. Microspiked-it the who... [more] [image gallery]
Dec 4, 2016 : Cascade Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Kristina Mansveld, Eric Shoesmith, Ginette, Daniel Rosenblatt
Our second "Twilight Hike" - this time on Cascade Mountain. An excellent peak when one wants relatively high open alpine terrain with a short approach.

Originally this was planned as a morning outing, but the weather forecast dic... [more] [image gallery]
Nov 12, 2016 : Jay Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Dianne Wadden, Frederic B
A "Twilight Hike" - an Alpine Club sponsored trip up Jay Mountain, with the express intent to arrive on the summit ridgeline during and after sunset, with the intent to experience all the scenic beauty that has to offer.

We left s... [more] [image gallery]
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