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If the mountain you
seek is not
shown individually above, then it is included in one of the ranges listed
above. Just click on
the "Mountain Ranges..." button just above to get a breakdown of
the peaks in each range.
Using Adirondack Journey
At the left you'll see links to all the 46 High Peaks. Where a
particular peak you may be looking for is a part of a larger range of
peaks you must click on that range to see what is written there
concerning that peak; e.g., the Santanoni Range is listed to the left. The
mountains that compose the Santanoni Range are not. You will
find them by clicking on Santanoni Range.
Connect to the 6 main Adirondack trailheads by choosing
one of the "Main Trailheads" button. Each major trailhead has
its own page where
you can learn the details
Directions to the
Info on the trails
originating from the trailhead.
pages include all sorts of things: view ratings from
each peak, how
to hang a bear bag, how to hike smart, an extensive thesis done by an
RPI student on the geological history of the
Printing Pages From
We see hikers carrying copies of the pages of Adirondack
Journey with them on their hikes as supplements to whatever guide book
they may be using. We are flattered that they prove useful.
Due to moisture in the air it is advisable to seal the
pages in a flat plastic sandwich bag to keep it from turning into a
moist, gooey glob.
The information in red
print just below is provided at the suggest-ion of a few of our
readers. In the case of the ACC, however, it's because we
occasion-ally meet them on the trail and they are about the
friendliest people we ever run into.
As a hiker all my life I've always found myself a bit
that guide books to the Adirondack High Peaks are very rich
in text, but very lacking in photos. Or... you find only coffee
table books that are rich in huge, colorful photos published on thick paper, but the
photos are not backed up with the facts and text that hikers need. Yet, as hikers know, a photo of a key trail
intersection or an explanation of how to ascend a particular slide are useful additions to any guide book.
may not have the perfect solution to
these problems here at Adirondack Journey, but we come as close to it as
you're going to find anywhere. And do we need to point out that it is
FREE? The pages of Adirondack Journey over there on the left-hand margin
of this page have probably one hundred times the quantity
of annotated photos that you will find anywhere else. You need
only choose one of the peaks in that column and let her rip! Click on it and
see the photos pertaining to that peak, its trails, and a concise and
accurate description of what you want to know.
We seek to give hikers photos of:
the views from the top,
the trails and anything
that may pose problems to your passage,
and points of interest
along the way.
Look first at the page that speaks to
the peak you want to climb. Typically, Adirondack Journey has
anywhere from 15 to 40 photos of the hike there and these should go a long way
toward answering most of your questions regarding the 46 Adirondack High
past seven years my friend, Elaine, and I have climbed all of the 46,
sometimes twice, in order to give you a solid picture going up, going down, and in
between. In that time we have found that
both experienced hikers and first-timers to hiking can gain more out of their
next hike by using Adirondack Journey. AND IT WILL
ALWAYS BE FREE.
If you wish, we will help you choose a
hike or a route commensurate with your abilities,
ambitions, and time limitations. We will answer your questions
regarding views, short-cuts, black flies, bears, coyotes, wolves, or the
current whereabouts of your ex (not that we want to get involved).
Bears are a fact of life in the Adirondacks. Here are rules and/or
suggestions for camping in the forest without getting into trouble with good
old Bruno. READ IT:
to your extreme left
margin. You'll see that each of the 46 peaks either has its own page,
or it is listed with the range that it is a part of. We also include
over 4000' that, due to measuring inaccuracies at the time, didn't make it into
the list of 4000 footer's.
When you click on a mountain
or a trailhead you'll be taken to a complete hike (or several) to its
summit with many photos and sufficient text. If the mountain you are looking for is
not listed in the list at the left, then it may be included in one of the ranges
listed there. These are:
the Seward Range
the Santanoni Range
the Colvin Range
the Dix Range
the MacIntyre Range
The Great Range (which, due to its
size, is usually divided into two separate hikes:
Upper Range and Lower Range.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND
Each page covers four major categories in
photos, text, and maps. You'll seldom find pictures of people since this
is a guide book . Each page covers four major categories in
photos, text, and maps. Each page covers four major categories in
photos, text, and maps. You'll seldom find pictures of people since this
is a guide book .
These are usually
straight-ahead shots up or down the trail. For
example, if you go to the Upper Works page, you'll find the
Calamity Brook Trail from
Upper Works to Lake Colden covered quite thoroughly so that there will be
Obstacles & Hazards.
You'll see photos
and detailed description of obstacles such as blow-down, very rocky terrain, water hazards, and any
other impediment that you ought to be aware of before you start.
Ah, yes! This
"candy", the great (or mediocre) views on the way up and from the
summit. If there is a 360 degree view, we'll capture it on our
digital cameras for you. If not,
we'll get whatever there is that's worth seeing. If you don't hike, but like beautiful
scenery or want to reminisce, the photos are especially for you.
Markings. We capture the important
trail markings that you'll be looking for: man-made or natural.
We will also alert you to that easy-to-miss sign.
Find the B-47 Bomber. Visit this crash site on Wright Peak.
It is with great pleasure that we
announce the pending transfer of AdirondackJourney to Joel's son
Will Dobson. Will spent nearly every summer in Port Henry, NY
growing up and has hiked extensively in the Adirondacks. He is
on his way to becoming a 46er himself and he owns a camp in the
The webmaster Joel Dobson has
unfortunately suffered from
since being diagnosed in May 2001 at the age of 53. In April
2009 he finally had to enter an assisted living facility. He
will be only 62 in August! But both of his parents had Alzheimer's and dementia so
it must be genetic, although his parents developed their symptoms at
a more "age appropriate" time in their late 70's and 80's.
Even though Joel hasn't updated this
website for two years, the questions and comments that come in
indicate that it is still a very useful website for hikers.
His view was always to try to present the Adirondacks from the point
of view of the hiker and showed mundane things like trail signs,
parking lots, etc. that could reassure the hiker they were on the
right track. In his day, Joel would spend HOURS researching
and answering the questions that came in. In the years 2000 -
2006 he was really able to give detailed, researched and personal
advice on hikes. It was almost as much fun for him as planning
his own hikes.
In the interim, if you would be
willing to answer question that come in such as "what would be a
good day hike?", "will the black flies be bad on this date this
year?", etc. that would be a great help. At this time of year,
we get 1 - 2 questions a day, not normally very complicated but
requiring someone with the knowledge to respond. Again, let us
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