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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

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... [more] [image gallery]
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... [more] [image gallery]
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... [more] [image gallery]
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 ... [more] [image gallery]
Feb 17, 2018 : Algonquin Peak
Andrew Lavigne
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.

Weat... [more] [image gallery]
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