Thursday, March 21, 2013

Article #1

After Whiteface, Just 45 More Adirondack Peaks - Dave Brown
Rating: ***
After Whiteface was an interesting article. It offers you an exciting and imposing challenge; to climb all 46 of the Adirondack peaks.
The article really succeeds in selling the idea of going to the Adirondacks with a vivid description of all of the beauty and challenges you will experience in the mountains. At first the challenge doesn’t seem so tough, just a bit of hiking. Until, that is, that the author mentions that only about half of the peaks have a beaten path that goes to the top. He suggests Whiteface as a good starting point, as it is a fairly easy hike and it is comparatively civilized.
The article caught my eye because I just recently went to the Adirondacks and this was the first time that I had heard of the 46er club. I enjoyed the article, not necessarily for the read, but because the challenge, if done over the course of several years, would be completely doable but still an extremely rewarding accomplishment. Especially since, only a handful of people have ever accomplished the task.
I would recommend this article for anyone who is interested in hiking and bragging rights.
Brown, Dave. After Whiteface, Just 45 more Adirondack Peaks. Ottawa: Ottawa Outdoors, Fall 2012. Print.

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