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Better late than never... [Jun. 25th, 2005|05:16 pm]
Adirondack Forty-Sixers

adk46rs

[jiffylube9542]
I joined a couple days ago, but haven't had a chance to post an intro yet.

I was born and raised in Rochester, and spent many summers in the Adirondacks growing up. I still get up there as much as I can, but it's somewhat harder to work out now that I live in Georgia ( I'm moving to North Carolina in a month).

I'm exactly halfway to becoming a 46er - 23 done, 23 to go. My favorite high peak is also my first - Cascade. Haystack also ranks very high on my list. I'm saving Marcy for last...I plan on doing that in the off-season so as to avoid the masses (I've heard the summit gets *very* crowded during the summer). Hopefully I will be able to spend some time up there in the next few years so I can finish what I started :)
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[User Picture]From: adk_kitten
2005-06-25 09:28 pm (UTC)
Where in Rochester? I only ask because that's where I live.

I'm saving March for last too. I've heard that it's gets mad crowded in the summer. I've seen it too, using binoculars from Dix Mnt. All I saw were little white ants all over the summit! I'd say late fall, early winter or early spring, but those could be crowded too. But that's what I'm shooting for.
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[User Picture]From: jiffylube9542
2005-06-25 09:44 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I used to live in Brighton. Which part are you in?

The pictures I've seen of crowding on the Marcy summit scare me! I've also heard that there are a lot of idiots who don't know the first thing about hiking (and Leave No Trace practices) up there. Early winter would be a nice time to climb it...I've got a new pair of snowshoes that I still need to break in!
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[User Picture]From: adk_kitten
2005-06-25 09:50 pm (UTC)
The Penfield area.

Yea I've been think about a late fall/early winter sttempt on Marcy. But first I got to get all the others under my belt. ^_^ And yes there are morons and idiots hiking in the High Peaks. You just have to deal with them, the way you see fit. I'd love to lecture them all of LNT but then I'd never get to the summit. You can only do the best you can.

Those darn city-slickes! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: jiffylube9542
2005-06-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, one time I stupidly said something to these two guys who threw their (empty) beer cans off the summit of Whiteface. They just laughed and threw more crap. I quickly realized that saying something was not going to make a dent in their idiotic ways. Sad to say, but I think Whiteface is sort of a lost cause.
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[User Picture]From: adk_kitten
2005-06-25 10:06 pm (UTC)
Well they were drinking and they probably drove up the road. So they didn't have the whole experience of the mountain.

I climbed her from the slide! OMG! That was my own personal hell! But that is a different story!
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[User Picture]From: camptramp9th
2005-06-27 02:48 am (UTC)
whiteface up the slide is hell!!!
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[User Picture]From: adk_kitten
2005-06-27 02:49 am (UTC)
Tell Me About It!
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