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Adirondack High Peaks
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
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... [
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... [
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'... [
Dec. 7, 2019 : Goodnow Mountain, Mount Arab
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Brian Connell, Alana Wilcox
A two-fer twin-tower hike with a 'twilight' hike finish: Goodnow Mountain and Mount Arab.
This time of year works best for sunset/twilight hikes, so we're at it again - this time we tacked two short fire tower climbs and finished... [
Nov. 23, 2019 : Mount Jo
Andrew Lavigne, Jennifer Innes, Brian Connell, Chris Hatko
An easy return to 'twilight' hiking (a term coined during 2016's spate of three sunset/sunrise hikes), this time to the top of Mount Jo.
Twilight hikes work best when the distance (and therefore time) required to get from trailhe... [
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