Taking on the 46 high peaks of the Adirondack park can be a daunting task. Even as I began to close in on the end of my quest to summit them all, I still find myself lost as where to stay, eat, sleep, and most importantly, what mountains to hike. Everything from the weather to the amount of daylight can have a serious impact on trip planning. Having spent years climbing the peaks, it feels like time to create a how-to guide for the next generation of aspiring 46ers’.
How this Guide Differs
This is the insider’s guide. You’ll learn everything from route selection to the places in Lake Placid to get a post-climb victory beer. You’ll learn which mountains to climb when the cloud cieling is low and ruining your views, which routes to take so you can peak bag as many summits as possible, the best way to go if you’d like to take a swim before your summit push.
You’ll also get a sense of the surrounding towns and all they have to offer after a long day out on the trails. You won’t find too much backstory on the peaks, that’s not really my thing, but you will get the full story of how my trial and error can help you avoid too much of yours.
So Let’s Go!