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High Peaks trip reports for the Adirondacks of New York State.

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Reply Kathy
8:10 AM on June 13, 2019 
Thanks for checking out this site! I'm glad it's useful to you - that was my hope when I worked on it. Good luck with the next 14!

Kathy
Reply Deb
8:21 AM on June 12, 2019 
Thank you for these fantastic posts. I'm doing the 46 very slow and steady, and before I leave for each one over the summers, I read and reread your posts on what I'm about to do. You help me prepare mentally, and also give me hope! : )

Finished Seward yesterday as #32 and your day from 2012 was just like ours--rainy to start, sunny to end!
Reply Kathy
8:15 AM on June 7, 2019 
Thanks for checking out the site! Plan on a long day in the Santanonis (unless you're way faster than we were!). Bring a headlamp! And if you're planning to become a 46er, I highly recommend registering as an "aspiring 46er" on the 46er website and getting a correspondent. They can usually provide encouragement and tips for your journey.

Good luck!
Kathy
Reply Eva F James
2:35 PM on June 3, 2019 
Hello, I met your husband at jury duty in Albany a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned that I am trying to do the Adirondack and Catskills high peaks. He said I should check out your website. So glad I did! Planning on doing the Santanoni Range in 2 weeks, its not going to be an easy one.
Reply Andrea
11:01 PM on July 15, 2017 
I'm so happy I stumbled upon this website. I have long wanted to hike the 46 high peaks. Our kids, at 9 and 11, and we are going to climb our first two this summer. We'd love to finish as a family, so this may take a while, but we are so excited to start! I love reading about your journey - so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!
Reply Kelley
7:58 AM on August 1, 2016 
Kathy,
This is actually the second time I have found your blog and read your stories! I enjoy it so much! It it truly inspiring. I am own my own journey and continue to hike my own hike ... and struggle mentally that I am not has "fast" or "in shape" as the younger crowd ... but accept what I can do and celebrate when I accomplish a high peak. My question is more about blogging ... I would love to document my journey like you have done. Can someone use this site for that? How did you get started or find the outlet for this great resource? I would love to think my struggle up Phelps or Cascade might inspire someone else to try! :) Yes .. I know ... those are the easy ones!!! ha ha ... Thanks so much for any input.
Reply Kelley
7:57 AM on August 1, 2016 
Kathy,
This is actually the second time I have found your blog and read your stories! I enjoy it so much! It it truly inspiring. I am own my own journey and continue to hike my own hike ... and struggle mentally that I am not has "fast" or "in shape" as the younger crowd ... but accept what I can do and celebrate when I accomplish a high peak. My question is more about blogging ... I would love to document my journey like you have done. Can someone use this site for that? How did you get started or find the outlet for this great resource? I would love to think my struggle up Phelps or Cascade might inspire someone else to try! :) Yes .. I know ... those are the easy ones!!! ha ha ... Thanks so much for any input.
Reply Kathy
9:51 PM on June 13, 2016 
Jim Gifford says...
Not sure how post-46ers behave, or whether you return to this site very often, but want you to know that I consult your trip reports all the time. They give me accurate information and more of a sense of the difficulties involved in climbs than many a trail book. Finished 33 and have a ways to go, so I am still visiting your writing all the time. Best wishes! ps if I asked you only one question, it'd be: which of the 46 did you go revisit after you became a 46er? That would be one trip report I'd love to see.


Hi Jim,

Thanks for the comments! I'm glad you find this information useful. I wouldn't say you have "a ways" to go - you're over 2/3 finished! To answer your question, I've actually done about 12 at least a second time. Some of those reports are at the end of the original report. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I do love Wright. I also hope to do Skylight again and I'm sure I'll return to Marcy a few more times. The better question might be which I never want to do again. The would be Allen. But that's just me - there are people who actually like it! Happy hiking!
Reply Jim Gifford
7:19 PM on June 13, 2016 
Not sure how post-46ers behave, or whether you return to this site very often, but want you to know that I consult your trip reports all the time. They give me accurate information and more of a sense of the difficulties involved in climbs than many a trail book. Finished 33 and have a ways to go, so I am still visiting your writing all the time. Best wishes! ps if I asked you only one question, it'd be: which of the 46 did you go revisit after you became a 46er? That would be one trip report I'd love to see.
Reply Gary Cunningham
10:19 AM on February 9, 2016 
Kathryn,
This is the first I've seen your site, I love it! Reading your tales of climbing each mountain makes me feel like I was right there with you. I'm so glad you took the time to document all your hikes, you have a wonderful way with words. I'm 61 years old, have only climbed 7 or 8 of the 46ers over the years, but do a lot of hiking in general. After reading your blog, I want to get up there and experience them all while I can still walk! :)