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Adirondack High Peaks
(358 messages) last message posted on Tue Aug 02, 08:32 EDT 2016 by Scott
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!
Overview Map and Introduction
The 46 Adirondack High Peaks
Interactive Peak Locator Map
High Peaks Image Compendium
Panoramas of the High Peaks
Links & Resources (Guidebooks)
Image Galleries and Trip Reports
My Annotated Peak List
My 46er Climbing Summary
My 46er Climbing Log
Spotlight on Marcy Dam
Maps and Graphs
GPS Tracklogs and Waypoints
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Most Recent Climbing Logs
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... [
Aug 11, 2018 : Catamount Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Pu Chen, Nancy
Another one of my meteor-shower-on-a-mountaintop outings... and again, not exactly as successful as I would have liked. Still, unquestionably enjoyable!
Perfect weather apart from too much cloud. Again, like earlier in the yea... [
May 21, 2018 : Catamount Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Sophie Innes
A completely perfect intro hike for Sophie Innes up Catamount Mountain - crystal clear, moderate temperatures, no bugs, no mud, interesting hiking and climbing, nice views.
Also of note is that this was the first time experienc... [
Mar 11, 2018 : Ampersand Mountain
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Brian Connell, Sophie Huggins
A climb up Ampersand in optimal winter trail conditions - freshly packed out trail, basically grippy snow all the way virtually to the summit marker. [Climbing] snowshoes only, nothing else required. Weather was a bit more 'meh' - cloudy ... [
Feb 17, 2018 : Algonquin Peak
Another solo outing, this time a longer one - a brisk loop from the South Meadows Road, up through Avalanche Pass, up the back-side of Algonquin, over the top and back down to the Loj and along the road back to South Meadows.
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(last message posted on Tue Aug 02, 08:32 EDT 2016 by Scott)
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