USA/NY: Adirondack High Peaks
Adirondack High Peaks refers to the northern part of the Adirondacks Mountains Range where most of the higher mountain peaks are located, 46 in all above 4000 ft. The area is close to Lake Placid, the site of the Winter Olympics in 1980. Climbing the second highest peak here – Algonquin – to 5344 ft / 1629 m – offers a spectacular panorama of the forest with red and yellow of the autumn foliage. Some of the trees seem almost on fire – the leaves are so bright!