Preparations by the Adirondack Forty-Sixers are underway to recognize Herb Clark, and Bob and George Marshall’s first climb of Whiteface Mountain (their first High Peak) in 1918 with a 100th anniversary celebration planned for August 3- 5, 2018. On Saturday August 4th, hikers (encouraged to wear period dress and gear) will summit of all forty-six High Peaks at the same time.
Preliminary plans also include a night of Adirondack films outside in Saranac Lake, a barbeque, and a celebration at Whiteface Mountain, plus more is in the works. Throughout the weekend, the Saranac Lake Free Library will highlight their George Marshall collection.
Participants so far include The Wilmington Historical Society, Historic Saranac Lake, The Saranac Lake free Library, The Village of Saranac Lake, Adirondack filmmaker Blake Cortright, ORDA / Whiteface Mountain, and the Adirondack Forty-Sixers.
Those interested in participating can keep updated by joining the Adirondack 46ers Anniversary Celebration 2018 group on Facebook.
Photo: Bob Marshall (l) and his guide Herb Clark.