As an Adirondack 46er myself I am very excited to share this guide bundle with aspiring 46ers. As far as I can tell this is the most ... more »comprehensive digital guide to the Adirondack High Peak 46ers that exists. I have taken great care to include very accurate gps tracks for each peak. For any one of the mountains there are multiple routes to the top but I have used my experiences in the High Peaks to detail the routes that I find are the most rewarding to climb. In most cases these are the standard routes to the summits but in a few cases such as Giant and Rocky Peak and the peaks of the Dix Range I have included routes that will take you on more enjoyable trails to the top with better views or on trails that allow you a bit more solitude in the woods away from the crowds. In each case I've explained my route decision clearly and have detailed all the major trail intersections often including the actual trail signs for each intersection. Some peaks such as the Santanoni's, Sewards, the Dix Range and Allen don't have maintained trails to their summit but over years a system of herd paths has been beaten down and I have included the best ones to follow to the tops.
Finally, in our digital world instead of ripping pages out of guidebooks we can now take along these digital guides with our smartphones. Not only will these guides direct you with driving directions to the trailhead but you will also be able to follow along the gps tracks included in these guides and see photos of what you will encounter later on the trail. These guides can be downloaded to your phone for offline use in areas where you don't have cell phone reception in the high peaks. That way you'll always have a terrain map beneath the track.
Pursuing the summits of the 46 high peaks is an admirable goal and the feeling of accomplishment having climbed them all is really amazing. You'll be inducted into the 46er club and be able to stitch a patch onto your favorite backpack. You'll also be given an official roster number (I am #4092 - see link). less «