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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

Mar 17, 2019 : Phelps Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Brian Connell, Jennifer Innes, Caroline Doucet
In pursuit of his Winter 46, a climb up friend for Brian. With spring rapidly approaching, this was our last change to get a winter peak in. Weather turned out quite a bit better than forecast, and trail conditions were very good and sui... [more] [image gallery]
Mar 1, 2019 : Ampersand Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Chris Waddington, Sai Mohan, James McConnell, Ming Lu
Another climb up Ampersand in optimal winter trail conditions - this time on work team-building outing. Again, freshly packed out trail, nice and grippy with minimal ice. Four ADK newcomers on this hike, and I think they were pleasantly ... [more] [image gallery]
Feb 10, 2019 : Cascade Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Chris Hatko, Gino Brancatelli, Mouhcine
A second attempt at a 2019 winter team building hike, this time up short-but-scenic Cascade Mountain. We managed four this time, an increase of one person from last time. Need to get those numbers up!

Cool but not too windy at t... [more] [image gallery]
Jan 26, 2019 : Hurricane Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Chris Hatko, Gino Brancatelli
A bit of a scouting trip to see how the Adirondack trail conditions were after a big cold dump of snow in mid-January. We chose Hurricane: short but scenic, and I hadn't been up the south side trail in quite a long time.

The wea... [more] [image gallery]
Oct 14, 2018 : Bald Peak
Andrew Lavigne, Brian Connell, Jennifer Innes, Steven Hao, Kaha
A hike focused on the fall colors of 2018. We chose a quieter part of the Adirondacks: the eastern end of the Rocky Peak traverse, as far as the summit of Bald Peak.

The weather was quite cool but mostly sunny. Colors were be... [more] [image gallery]
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