Loving Mother Nature

We at 46Climbs are proud to say that our participants have only treated mother nature with respect and awe in the past. As we all begin to prepare for our adventures and the start of the 46Climbs week this year, there are a few things we must keep in mind. Depending on where you are […]

Home Sweet Home

The Adirondack Mountains are a special place, with their welcoming pines, and root ridden trails; a true playground for an outdoor enthusiast. Their woods are alive with the constant buzzing of  red squirrels, finches, and chipmunks. Trees reach out to hikers , tickling their arms and legs as they pass by. Mud kisses the boots […]

Avoiding Those Itchy Bug Bites

As we approach summer, we eagerly await the departure of the black, deer, and horse flies in the Adirondacks. For those of us whom have never experienced these infamous creatures, they’re a real marvelous annoyance. Though they’d never prevent a die hard hiker from chasing an adventure, they do make a hard case for staying […]

The Mountains Call Me by Name

There’s something about the pure enormous size of a mountain that is so mesmerizing. The steep slopes and dips of a ridge, the way the tree-covering softens the jagged lines of the mountain’s many faces, and the grandness in which the peak rises above the world; reaching for the sky. I can hear the summit’s […]

A Perfect Morning

The trees sway in the wind, as pine cones hit the ground with muffled thumps. Laying on my back staring at the top of my worn out tent, I breath deeply. Muscles sore and cramped from the previous day, I rise and unzip the tent as a red squirrel scurries by, pine cone in mouth. […]

Treating Cabin Fever

During the winter months an outdoors lover will most definitely become stir crazy. This cabin fever can only be cooled by a full dose of mud, campfires, and steep slippery climbs. Unfortunately the further winter progresses the more antsy we become. We find ourselves staring blankly out the window at work imagining the sloping peaks […]

A Chilly Morning

Snowflakes sparkle and fall heavy, leaving little wet blotches on my sleeves. The familiar crunch of a fellow hiker’s foot steps pierces through the otherwise silent morning. My headlamp shines brightly, and the snow dances with the light, shimmering and beckoning us on. My breath freezes against my cheeks as we push forward and the […]

A Never Ending Adventure

We are born with the desire for adventure. When we open our eyes for the first time we curiously scan the new world full of colors, tastes and smells. Intense curiosity extends into our early years encouraging us to test our limits, learn quickly and to make many mistakes. We play, take risks, and are innocently mischievous. Unfortunately […]

Trail Run Up Mount Marcy

Mount Marcy is the Iconic Adirondack High Peak Mountain. Standing at 5,344ft, Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York State. Its 360 degree view from its rocky bald peak draws first-time and experienced hikers from near and far.  Not only is Marcy’s 14.7 mile hike from the ADK Loj an enjoyable one, it’s perfect […]

Mt. Colden via the Trap Dike

This past weekend Kolby and I finally made it back up North to the Adirondacks for some good trail running. The Trap Dike up Mount Colden is one of the more technical classic hikes of the Adirondacks, and it has been on the back of our minds for quite some time. We had already climbed […]