Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Adirondack History: Adirondack High Peaks (46er) list with Mountain Name and Elevation

As you requested!

Here is a list of all the Adirondack High Peaks (plus McNaughton which is 4,000' but not considered part of the 46 High Peaks) I will have Adirondack Fun Facts about each mountain so keep checking back. If you have other suggestions, please sending them in and I will do my best to get the information here as quickly as possible. Thanks for letting me know.

A patch is given as well as an assigned number, though many people do choose not to register. Climbing all 46 High Peaks is not distinguished by the registration, but by the accomplishment. The Adirondack Forty-Sixers is more than just a place to register hikes, the service and hiking organization encourages and educates its membership on conservation and preservation of the wildness of the Adirondack Park in northern New York State.

To become an Adirondack 46er, a person must climb all mountains that are considered part of the Adirondack High Peaks (mountains over 4,000' in elevation). See the list below.  Though Blake, Cliff, Nye and Couchsachraga are below the 4,000' elevation each of those mountains are still considered part of the 46 High Peaks. 

Robert (Bob) Marshall, his brother George and their friend/guide Herb Clarke are the first recorded people to climb all 46 High Peaks in New York State, which started with Whiteface Mountain in 1918 and ended on Emmons in 1925. As a charter member of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Robert (Bob) Marshall wrote the first Adirondack Mountain Club guidebook, "The High Peaks of the Adirondacks" in 1922, outlining 42 of the 46 High Peaks. At that time many of the mountains were unmarked.

There are certainly plenty of other wonderful hikes to climb, such as any of the 33 easy hikes outlined in my Adirondack Family Time™ guidebook, Adirondack Family Time™ Tri-Lakes and High Peaks: Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates). 


Adirondack High Peaks
Elevation
Got It!
Adirondack Fun Fact
1-  Marcy
5344'


2 - Algonquin Peak
5114'


3 - Haystack
4960'


4 - Skylight
4926'


5 - Whiteface
4867'


6 - Dix
4857'


7 - Gray
4840'


8 - Iroquois Peak
4840'


9 - Basin
4827'


10 Gothics
4736'


11 Colden
4714'


12 Giant
4627'


13 Nippletop
4620'


14 Santanoni Peak
4607'


15 Redfield
4606'


16 Wright Peak
4580'


17 Saddleback
4515'


18 Panther Peak
4442'


19 Tabletop Mtn.
4427'


20 Rocky Peak Ridge
4420'


21 Macomb
4405'


22 Armstrong
4400'


23 Hough Peak
4400'


24 Seward Mtn.
4361'


25 Marshall
4360'


26 Allen
4340'


27 Big Slide
4240'


28 Esther
4240'


29 Upper Wolfjaw
4185'


30 Lower Wolfjaw
4175'


31 Street
4166'


32 Phelps
4161'


33 Donaldson
4140'


34 Seymour
4120'


35 Sawteeth
4100'


36 Cascade
4098'


37 South Dix
4060'


38 Porter
4059'


39 Colvin
4057'


40 Emmons
4040'


41 Dial
4020'


42 East Dix
4012'


43 Blake
3960'


44 Cliff
3960'


45 Nye
3895'


46 Couchsachraga “Couchie”
3820'


47 McNaughton
4000’



© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™ Adirondack Family Time Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores.

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