Tim became a 46er - #8072 as a matter of fact - when he was 16 years old. Needless to say, he loves being in and photographing the natural beauty of the Adirondacks.
SUNRISE: Mirror Lake is beautiful at all times of day, but even better when the sun is rising and reflected in its waters. Waking up early means getting to watch the sun burn off the fog that covers the lake. It also means getting to hear the orchestra of loon calls break the still of the air. Getting out of your warm bed and going into the cool pre-dawn air is hard, but the reward is always worth it.
HIKING: I love hiking. I've been doing it since before I can remember and plan on doing it until I can't walk anymore. Getting to the top is my favorite part, but sometimes the Adirondack weather doesn't cooperate with your plans. On this day, there were no views when hiking Algonquin, but being in a cloud set a eerie tone to everything that was going on around me.
LAKE: Lake Tear of the Clouds is one of my favorite spots in the Adirondacks. I love being able to relax around the start of the mighty Hudson River while looking at the tallest peak in New York. The weather this day added to the beauty of this location.
WHITEFACE: Whiteface is a great High Peak to watch the sunrise from. You don't have to hike the trail as you can park your car outside the gate and walk up the road leading to the summit. The earlier the start the better, and bring a lot of extra layers because even in the middle of summer, it is freezing at 4,867 feet before the sun comes up.
SCENIC FLIGHT: While hiking the High Peaks as a kid, I'd always see the scenic planes buzzing the summits and was extremely jealous that people got to see the view while I was sweating it out on the trail. My mom promised that we'd take the plane ride over the High Peaks when we became 46ers. In the plane, we got to fly over one of my favorite peaks - Haystack.
SUNSET: One of my favorite things to do in the Adirondacks is to watch the sunset. It's definitely a lot cooler to catch it from inside a fire tower. If you can stand the mosquitos at dusk, I highly recommend it. While descending Goodnow Mountain after the sun set, I discovered my love for hiking in the dark, and maybe you will too.
FISHING: Moments in the Adirondacks are always better when shared with family and friends. But this particular morning I woke up to greet the rising sun alone. Like me, someone else wanted to enjoy that morning's solitude. When the man casted his line from the canoe, I knew I had to take a picture before he was swallowed by the fog.
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