Last week, I wrote about a recently completed backpacking trip with my brother-in-law Dan and my nephew Jonah over the Great Range. This week I wanted to offer a few observations that did not fit into that narrative (aside to the editor: see John, I’m learning!).
Climbing High Peaks is not as common a pursuit for me as it once was. Lost Brook Tract occupies my focus now, along with the Central and Western Adirondacks. Indeed, although I am close to being a 46-er, I suspect I will never get there, as finishing a list just to say I did it lacks the allure it might have had when I was younger. I will certainly do the Seward Range at some point, but the remaining four peaks – Street, Nye, Couch and Panther – do not call to me. » Continue Reading.