Cascade – June 23, 2011
This trip was quite difficult for me. I was not in shape whatsoever, it was my first mountain, let alone my first high peak, and the weather was miserable. Of course I didn’t know enough at the time to really check the weather before committing to a climb.The summit was clouded in and I was miserable. I swore up and down that I would never climb a mountain again. And yet! 1/46
Tabletop – February 25, 2012I remember this day being very cold. As my first winter trip, I can say that I was only slightly excited to begin with, and less so once we got going. I had never used snowshoes before either – making the trip difficult although I was in much better shape than the previous trip up Cascade!I was very happy to reach the summit of Tabletop! We broke trail the entire way up the trail – until a couple of other hikers snuck up behind us and offered to lead the way for a bit. Little did we know, we were only 5 minutes from the summit! Being afraid of falling, I had a hard time trusting the snowshoes on the way down. But I made it!
You can just tell I was ready to get the hell out of there. 2/46
Gothics, Armstrong, and Upper Wolfjaw – May 21, 2012The view from Gothics is still one of my favorites. This was the first time I ever got a view from the top of a mountain, and it made me realize how truly beautiful and amazing the Adirondacks are. After seeing it all, I was excited to get to Armstrong and Upper Wolfjaw!
Another great view from Armstrong! I vaguely remember the col between Gothics and Armstrong being quite difficult, but you can’t tell from the above picture!5/46
Lower Wolfjaw – July 6, 2012 A summit in the woods. After the previous trip, I was excited to get another great view. Upon reaching the summit, I was a little disappointed. But I was glad to reach the top of another high peak! 6/46
Sawteeth – May 31, 20137/46
Saddleback and Basin – June 14, 2013I barely remember this hike. I think I have tried to erase it from my memory. What I do remember was trying to climb down the treacherous cliffs on Saddleback to reach Basin. My fear of heights really kicked in on this hike.Despite the fear (and tears), I made it to the summit of Basin! I think I’d like to try these two again – but by doing Basin first. I’m sure it’s actually a great day trip! 9/46
Colvin and Blake – June 22, 2014
Porter – October 10, 2014Being early October, I expected to be chilly on the top of Porter. But I didn’t expect snow! Saw the first snow flakes of the season on top of Porter and I was actually extremely excited about it! We climbed Cascade as well, but there still wasn’t too much a view. 12/46