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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 12, 2016 : Noonmark Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Veetil Sanjay, Chris Hatko, Gillian Hatko
An intro hike for work-colleague Veetil. Large amounts of ice on the mid-to-upper part of the Stimson trail made full crampons a virtual necessity (we did see a lone hiker manage to get to the top with only microspike-like devices but it w... [more] [image gallery]
Jan 17, 2016 : Ampersand Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Brian Connell
Surprisingly little snowpack for a mid-January hike up Ampersand Mtn. Weather calm and cool and gray, with the sun faintly shining through a thin cloud deck. Easy hiking (bareboot on perhaps 2 inches of snowpack) along the flats and the... [more] [image gallery]
Dec 5, 2015 : Algonquin Peak
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Pu Chen, Caroline Doucet
A day of unbelievably beautiful undercast on Algonquin Peak

The day started out inconspicuously enough, with the desire to do a moderately vigorous hike. Although we had the Algonquin loop as a rough starting idea, we weren't ent... [more] [image gallery]
Nov 21, 2015 : Snowy Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Ewart Tempest, Roland Hanel, Stephanie Dusablon
A hike up a new Adirondack Peak for our little group: Snowy Mountain, in the southern Adirondacks.

A relatively still and grey November day saw us arrive at the Snowy Mountain trailhead, not far south of the town of Indian Lak... [more] [image gallery]
Nov 8, 2015 : Catamount Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Andrea Craig, Andy Brown
A quick jaunt up scenic and scrambly Catamount Mountain to test out Andy and Andrea's new boots.

Beautiful November day - a cool wind add some chill, but a trend to completely clear skies meant a strong sun often warmed things... [more] [image gallery]
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