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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

Jan. 8, 2023 : Hurricane Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Alana Wilcox, Pu Chen, Roland Hanel
The third 'twilight hike' of the 2022-2023 season, this time on Hurricane Mountain

A sunset/twilight hike to the summit of Hurricane Mountain. The day was bright and sunny and relatively mild for early January.

Snowpa... [more] [image gallery]
Nov. 26, 2022 : Noonmark Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Brian Connell, Caroline Doucet
A second 'twilight hike' within the space of seven days, this time on Noonmark Mountain

A sunset/twilight hike to the summit of Noonmark Mountain. Like the previous week, the day was bright and sunny. Unlike the previous week, i... [more] [image gallery]
Nov. 20, 2022 : Ampersand Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Brian Connell, Caroline Doucet
A return to the tradition of 'twilight hikes', this time on Ampersand Mountain

A sunset/twilight hike to the summit of Ampersand Mountain. The day is below freezing and windy, but bright and sunny. The big November 2022 lake-eff... [more] [image gallery]
Oct. 15, 2022 : Nun-Da-Ga-O Ridge, The Crows
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Alana Wilcox, Chris Hatko, Gillian Hatko, Evie Hatko, Katie Hatko, Deepak Kumar, Brittan Fell, Brian Connell
A mid-October hike to catch the last of the fall colors. We chose the NunDaGaO loop because it is low, close to leaves, and sports many lookouts. And to further increase the likelihood of close color viewing, we tacked on the trail leadi... [more] [image gallery]
Sep. 24, 2022 : Giant Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Brittan Fell, David Journeaux, Nick Turchack
An beautiful fall intro hike on one of the Adirondack's nicest short 46R ascents - the ridge trail on Giant Mountain.

Originally this was planned to be an ascent of Wright Peak, but crowds upon crowds drove us from that objective.... [more] [image gallery]
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