Mellow 46er Finish

In an age hollisfinish04where finishing one’s quest for the Adirondack 46ers requires a huge party, with dozens of guests and tons of candy, Pok-O-Moonshine’s Advanced Section took a page from the past earlier this week.

16-year old camper Riley H, finished his 46 at 10:46 Tuesday morning on Phelps Mountain.  The celebration of this major feat was as understated as the climber himself.  “It wasn’t a big deal really.  There were five kids and our counselors,” said Riley of the climb, which was just one part of a longer three-day trip.

The only food offering, outside of GORP, was the traditional 46er hollisfinish01finish baby food.  “It was chicken and rice and it was gross!  Just awful!”

Now in his sixth year as a camper, Riley first climbed a high peak (“I think it was Porter”) when he was nine.  “I didn’t climb a lot but, beginning last year, I knew I could finish if I did 15 mountains each year.”

Riley becomes Pok-O-MacCeady’s 365th all-time 46er, and the third camper to finish this season.

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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