enjoyed the Adirondack mountains in upstate New York. In the fall of
1997 I set a goal to climb
of the so called High Peaks- those mountains over 4000 ft. After 22
over 300 miles of Adirondack mud, I completed the last in September
ADK 46er number is 4905. Many have no trails, all are difficult, but
has been a fantastic experience. Eric was on most of those hikes with
in the summer of 2004 completed his last peak as well, just a few days
after we moved to Virginia. The chart below
our family progress to date, but now that we live farther away, I
suspect progress will be stalled for a while.
Here are a few pictures of our
from Basin Mountain. My personal favorite view.
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This is Eric finishing his 46th and last peak on a Scout outing a few weeks after we moved to Virginia. He then flew down to meet us on a free ticket he got when he was bumped on our house hunting trip earlier in the year
|Another of Eric at Lake Colden. This was our last hike together there...22 miles and 3 peaks.|
of me at the top of Gothics in the winter after an ice storm, on the
rare day with sun but no wind.
in the winter when conditions were not quite as favorable. A february
ski and snowshow up Marcy.
|We took these four scouts on a full day over several ridges, including this steep ascent with a cable to keep you from sliding down the mountian side|
|Melissa and Eric on top of Haystack and few years ago|
in the autumn...
Skiing across the frozen ponds is a great experience, especially at night during a bright moon.