46 Peaks within the Adirondack Park that exceed 4,000 feet in elevation. The Adirondack Mountain Club is one group that promotes, educates, and protects the fragile ecosystem of the upper elevations. Eleven of the High Peaks have vegetation that can only be found above the arctic circle. It is very fragile and takes decades to recover if it is harmed in any way.
Personal adventures into the High Peaks, will be remembered forever. Four successful climbs up Mt. Marcy - all at night. The first climb was in January with temperatures at Marcy Dam at 10 below zero. With two other friends we decided to ski to the summit in time for the sunrise. Temperatures were extreme above tree line, and the ski down was incredible.
We applaud the efforts of the Mountain Club with their summit stewards, and educational programs. Education instead of regulation, is a great way to get people to understand.
Have you done any of the High Peaks?