||[Apr. 23rd, 2006|06:59 pm]
|||||angels and airwaves - the adventure||]|
thank you for allowing me to join the adk46er community here...it's appreciated.
i was born and raised in lake george...the southern most edge of the adirondack park. so, i grew up hiking/climbing tongue mountain, prospect, etc. which are "hills" compared to the high peaks. still, i love the southern region of the adirondacks...it is breathtaking!
currently, i am living in the northern adirondacks, and i have begun my quest to climb all 46 high peaks. however, i find it important to not only focus on the highest (since so many people climb these peaks)...i also trek in the mckenzie wilderness, as well as other smaller mountains like st. regis, ampersand, lyon mtn, debar, etc. i recommend picking up the book "day hikes for all seasons" by bruce wadsworth (it's offered through the adk mtn club website). this book has a bunch of quickie hikes, some of which are high peaks, and others which are a little more secluded, but just as fun.
15 high peaks so far: seward, colden(winter), phelps(winter), whiteface(2x winter&summer), algonquin, iroquois, skylight, gray, redfield, marcy, haystack, basin, saddleback, cascade, & porter.
i didn't get to climb as many peaks last year...work kept me very busy. this year i'm definitely planning on getting out on the trails more often. i tend to go solo on most of my hikes, which keeps my plans almost spontaneous...but i'm eager to meet some young hikers to have group hikes with.