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Grace L.  Hudowalski #9, Mary Davis, Herb Lance, and A. T. Shorey
on the trail to Marcy, in the 1940s - photo by Edward C. Hudowalski #6

 

Welcome

Here you will read about who we are, what we do, a list of the 46 peaks, instructions on how to register to become a recorded 46er and much more. The website also contains a schedule of club-sponsored events including its summer trail maintenance projects--in which you are welcome to participate even if you are not a 46er--as well as a history of the club, and a roster of all those who have completed and registered their climbs of the 46 High Peaks.

Climbing the 46 is about more than just receiving a patch for the accomplishment. It is a personal challenge that will reward you with memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. If you choose to take on the adventure, please climb safely, with concern for your fellow hikers and respect for the magnificent environment you have the privilege to explore.

Sally Hoy #2924W, President

   

2014 Fall Newsletter now available

The 2014 Fall Newsletter is available for download here. In it you will find the dinner reservation form as well as location, time, date, and schedule of activities. See you there!

2014 Spring Meeting Highlights

Forty-Sixers and their families and friends gathered in Lake Placid over the Memorial Day Weekend for the club's annual Spring meeting. The scheduled activites started on Saturday morning, May 24, with trail work projects. Forty new Forty-Sixers and seasoned trailwork veterans teamed up to clear blowdown and open drainage ditches on trails in three areas: Whiteface from the resorvoir by the Wilmington Trail; the North Trail to Giant from Rt 9N; and trails from Adirondack Loj to Indian Pass and Wallface Ponds. Despite encounterimg the usual Adirondack mud, the ubiquitous black flies, and even some rain showers and thunderstorms, the volunteer crews cleared more than 18 miles of trails. Read more...

BULLETIN - OFFICE OF THE HISTORIAN

The Correspondence Process has been a tradition within the 46ers since the club's conception. In order to move forward with the new climbing season approaching, modifications have been put in place. Please visit the How to Join section.

U.S. AND CANADIAN POSTAGE GUIDELINES

With the change in Canadian postage rates and some confusion with ordering multiple items, we have posted “Guidelines” for determining correct postage.  Members can find these new guidelines in the “MERCHANDISE” section of the webpage. (Click Here.)

 

Grace Peak Peak Naming: It's Official!

   

East Dix officially has been renamed “Grace Peak” in honor of Grace Hudowalski (#9), long-time historian for the 46ers and the first woman to climb the 46 High Peaks.  The United States Board of Geographic Names (USBGN) has approved the petition submitted by the Forty-Sixers to rename East Dix “Grace Peak.” The name designation was approved on June 12, 2014, at the monthly meeting of the USBGN. Read more...

 

   

Your 46er Contributions at Work, 2013 - 2014

While 46ers who were in the High Peaks for the club’s fall meeting on October 5 were enjoying the cooler temperatures and vivid colors of autumn and anticipating the first snows of winter, the 46er Executive Committee was thinking about spring. The Executive Committee considered funding proposals for a number of stewardship projects in the High Peaks that are being planned for the spring 2014 season. Thanks to the generous donations of our members, the Executive Board approved funding support for several major trail improvement projects, including ATIS-sponsored bridge work on the Elk Lake/Marcy Trail, the annual spring trail sweep conducted by the ADK paid trail crew, and the first phase of a multi-year project to improve sections of the trails on Colden’s summit.

Responsible stewardship of the High Peaks area is an important part of the mission of the 46ers.  Your contributions make it possible for all of us to “give something back” to the mountains. Thank you!

Below is a list of all of the stewardship projects that the 46ers have supported in 2013 and will be supporting in 2014:

-- $6,000    For ADK’s Pro Trail crew to complete a pre-season trail sweep and blowdown removal. (2013/2014)
-- $5,100     Paid for a Wildlife Conservation Bear Steward at the Upper Works Trailhead to educate campers and hand out bear canisters. (2013/2014)
-- $4,619     Awarded to the DEC for materials to replace bridges damaged by hurricane Irene. (2013)
-- $5,000    Fund established to support Lean2 Rescue efforts to rehabilitate high peaks lean-tos. (2013/2014)
-- $20,000  For labor costs for the ADK’s trail crew to place bog bridging between Algonquin and Iroquois. (2013)
-- $10,000   For materials for the ATIS trail crew to replace the bridging on Elk Lake/Marcy Trail. (2014)
-- $15,000   For phase 1 of labor for Mt. Colden trail improvements (2014)
-- $1,400     Paid four camperships for area children to attend DEC Conservation Camps. (2013/2014)
-- $1,791      Grant for Fessie Washburn film preservation (2013)
-- $542       Paid for a grave-side memorial honoring Herb Clark as 46er #1 (2013)

$81,952    Contributed or Pledged to date during 2013/2014

-- Member dues ($8 per member) financed the 2013 daily operations of the club including:
$4,485        Office of the Historian
$1,681         Trailmaster Projects
$16,814       Publication of two issues of Peeks Magazine
$2,680        Outdoor Skills Workshop.
$100 per participant (up to) refunded for completion of a Wilderness first aid course.

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