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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

Dec 4, 2016 : Cascade Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Kristina Mansveld, Eric Shoesmit, 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]
Oct 8, 2016 : Silver Lake Mountain, The Crows, Baxter Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Sophie Huggins
A race against the rain-clock to sample the fiery fall colors of the Adirondacks.

Today we decided to visit three different small peaks, all ones we had never done, in order to sample the near-peak fall colors of 2016 in the Adiro... [more] [image gallery]
Jul 24, 2016 : Mount Haystack
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Julie Moran, Mike Moran
Tagging along with Julie and Mike to Haystack, as they aspire to complete their 4th round of the ADK 46.

Decided to reach Haystack from South Meadows - a slightly less orthodox but still quite viable approach to the Adirondack's t... [more] [image gallery]
Jul 17, 2016 : Catamount Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Veetil Sanjay, Rakhee
Special request hike for work colleague Veetil and wife Rahkee: something short and steep.

After work-colleague Veetil's thumbs-up on his first ever ADK climb to Noonmark in March of 2016, he requested another, this time with ... [more] [image gallery]
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