Summer 2015 was definitely the best summer for hiking I’ve had! It was incredible because I didn’t have a single bad weather day! Here’s a little recap.
This was my first big hike of the year. I hiked a few times before this just to get my legs in shape and tackled most of the lower great range with Brendan back in June. It was a long day, but had some great views. I felt strong and this hike convinced me that I wanted to take on a bunch of high peaks this summer.
This hike was a blast. It was the largest group I’ve hiked with and we had fun crossing streams and climbing the unmarked Street and Nye, even though we had limited views.
This had to be one of my favorite hikes this summer. Jenna and I climbed the second highest peak in NY, Algonquin, along with its neighbors, Iroquois and Wright. We had one of the best days I’ve had hiking and it was quite memorable.
I started August with a smaller hike. Near Lake George, Black Mountain is one of the nice easy hikes closer to the Capital Region. It has awesome views of Lake George was a fun hike.
Lower Wolfjaw marked my halfway point of hiking the 46, so it will remain memorable, even if it was a super steep hike and I felt like I wanted to die on the way up. (It really wasn’t that bad. 😉 )
Hiking through Avalanche Pass was high on my hiking bucket list and walking through there was an eerie but gorgeous sight. Again, we had one of the most beautiful days and tackled Mount Colden from the steep route. It was a long one, but well worth it. Colden is now one of my favorite mountains.
In August I finally got to take Jordan hiking with me in the high peaks! He loved it and now wants to be a 46er too. The views from Marcy were amazing and I will definitely be back up there again in the future.
It was rather fitting that my last summer high peaks would be some of the hardest I’ve done. The Santanoni Range was no walk in the park. Taking nearly 13 hours, I was glad to check these peaks off the list.
And with that, I ended Summer hiking with fantastic views from Indian Head.
Christine and I hiked together to finally check out Indian Head, where some of the best views in the high peaks can be found. I will most definitely hike this one again!
I’d say that was a successful summer. But I’m really excited for fall hiking–where cooler temperatures, crunchy leaves and autumn colors await!