WELCOME!


Back in 1999, two friends convinced me to go climb a mountain up in the Adirondack mountains of northern New York state. While Pharoh mountain wasn’t one of the “high peaks”, the inspiring view from the top had an astounding effect on me.
I was instantly hooked, and wanted more!


Ever since then, I try to get up to the Adirondacks to go hiking
at least twice a year. One of my “life goals” was to summit the highest 46 peaks in New York by age 40
(which I did). These peaks are all over 4,000 feet high, (or were, way back when
they were measured with not-so-accurate methods)
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I’m now one of the 46ers, one who yearns for that big payoff at the end of each tough ascent; the view from the top. Many times, we’re robbed of that view, thanks to cloudy weather, but that’s life!


This web site shows my many hiking trips and adventures in the Adirondacks. The pages are organized by trip. Sometimes we were able to knock off several peaks in one trip with some careful planning. Some peaks are just single-peak conquests.

Some aren’t high peaks, but smaller, easier family-friendly hikes.


I’ve even started to repeat several of the high peaks, to help friends on their quest to become 46ers themselves. I hope you enjoy your visit!

The “original” 46er hikes:
(in chronological order):

1.) Haystack, Basin & Saddleback (July, 2004)

2.) Phelps (October, 2004)

3.) Giant & Rocky Peak Ridge (August 2005)

4.) Cascade & Porter (October 2005)

5.) Upper/Lower Wolfjaw, Armstrong & Gothics (July 2006)

6.) Big Slide via The Brothers (October 2006)

7.) Sawteeth, Colvin & Blake (July 2007)

8.) Street & Nye (October 2007)

9.) MacIntyre Range, Part One (July 2008)

10.) Whiteface & Esther (August 2009)

11.) Colden & Tabletop (October 2009)

12.) The Dix Range (July 2010)

13.) Dial & Nippletop (September 2010)

14.) The Santanoni Range (July 2011)

15.) Allen Mountain (October 2011)

16.) The Seward Range (July 2012)

17.) MacIntyre Range, Part Two (September 2012)

18.) Marcy, Skylight, Gray, Redfield & Gray (June 2013)

©Copyright 2017 Jon Cammarata.


Photography by Jon Cammarata, Tanner Gjersvig, Andy and Karen Schweitzer, Mark Cammarata, Dave Hine, Jonathan Fitch and Zack Stephanchick. Topographic trail map images shown on the following pages are courtesy of TopoZone.com, Google, National Geographic, Garmin BaseCamp, Adirondack Mountain Club and mapmyhike.com



DISCLAIMER:

This website is provided for entertainment purposes only, and is not meant to serve as an instructional guide, or present itself as an authority for Adirondack high peak hiking. The trails and experiences mentioned and illustrated herein are nothing more than my personal hiking archive. If you are interested in hiking mountains such as the ones listed here, GREAT, but you should not depend on the information in this website to plan any excursions. You should research a wide variety of informational sources, websites, hiking guide books and topographic maps found elsewhere. I have listed many valuable links above for researching hiking trips like the ones I have done. I use the links every time I plan a trip, and so should you! This website, and therefore its’ owner/author, cannot assume any responsibility for any injuries you may incur while hiking in the Adirondack mountains, (or worse).

The 46 highest peaks

in New York State

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LATEST HIKES:

Introducing my two boys to the Adirondack 46 high peaks

on Cascade

Other Adirondack hikes

Pharoh Mountain (September, 1999)

Ampersand Mountain (October, 2003)

Mt. Jo (October 2007)

Owl’s Head of Keene (October 2009)

Cobble Hill (October 2010)

Baxter Mountain (October 2011)

Bald Mountain (August 2012)

Silver Lake Mountain (October 2012)

Big Crow Mountain (October 2013)

Baker Mountain (October 2014)

Belfry Mountain (October 2015)

Panther Mountain (October 2015)

Copperas Pond (August 2016)

Cobble Lookout (October 2016)

Additional 46er re-hikes:
(in chronological order):

19.) Street & Nye 2 — (Winter) (March 2014)

20.) Big Slide 2 — (Winter) (March 2015)

21.) Colden 2 (July 2015)

22.) Nippletop & Dial 2 — (Winter) (March 2016)

23.) Haystack 2 (July 2016)

24.) Esther & Whiteface 2 (September 2016)

25.) Phelps 2 — (Winter) (March 2017)

26.) Cascade (August 2017)

27.) Big Slide 3 plus Bonus Material (August 2017)




A backpacking excursion to tackle Big Slide

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Mt. Marcy

Algonquin Peak

Mt. Haystack

Mt. Skylight

Whiteface Mt.

Dix Mt.

Gray Peak*

Iroquois Peak

Basin Mt.

Gothics

Mt. Colden

Giant Mt.

Nippletop

Santanoni Peak*

Mt. Redfield*

Wright Peak

Saddleback Mt.

Panther Peak*

Table Top Mt.*

Rocky Peak Ridge

Macomb Mt.*

Armstrong Mt.

Hough Peak*

Seward Mt.*

Mt. Marshall*

Allen Mt.*

Big Slide Mt.

Esther Mt.*

Upper Wolfjaw Mt.

Lower Wolfjaw Mt.

Street Mt.*

Phelps Mt.

Mt. Donaldson*

Seymour Mt.*

Sawteeth

Cascade Mt.

South Dix*

Porter Mt.

Mt. Colvin

Mt. Emmons*

Dial Mt.*

Grace Peak, (fmr. East Dix)*

Blake Peak

Cliff Mt.*

Nye Mt.*

Couchsachraga Peak*

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Updated September 2017

Round Mountain, Dix and Nippletop from Giant