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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. 13, 2022 : Wright Peak
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Alana Wilcox
A simple, late-winter visit to a reliably-excellent summit: Wright Peak.

On a chilly and windy mid-March day, we took advantage of great snow conditions to climb up to the summit of Wright Peak. Things started off nicely sunny b... [more] [image gallery]
Mar. 5, 2022 : Bear Den, Flume Knob
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes
A couple of new intro-class destinations.

Got a feedback message from a website visitor that asked if I had ever sampled the viewpoints available near the Flume Trail Network, on Rte 86 just east of the Whiteface Ski Resort. I re... [more] [image gallery]
Mar. 7, 2020 : Algonquin Peak
Andrew Lavigne, Brian Connell, Gino Brancatelli, Alana Wilcox
An exploratory expedition up the North-east face of Algonquin Peak.

Noticed what looked like a good winter line up the northeastern aspect of Algonquin while doing some image resizing of an older trip report. Further examination r... [more] [image gallery]
Feb. 9, 2020 : Saint Regis Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Gino Brancatelli, Alana Wilcox
A first-time visit to a new Adirondack fire tower peak: Saint Regis Mountain.

Taking advantage of a short clear-weather window, we started in the morning dark, the air clear and very chilly (-27C/-17F) and broke trail through fr... [more] [image gallery]
Feb. 2, 2020 : Noonmark Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Ruth Goitom, David Schyff, Tessica Truong, Alison Gu
A straightforward and mostly-cloudy winter loop of Noonmark Mountain, and an intro for a group of newcomers to the Adirondacks.

Virtually every weekend of the 2019-2020 winter season had been cloudy or otherwise inclement, and I'... [more] [image gallery]
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