Big Thunder Celebration

marinFinish02Intermediate camper Daniel M completed his Adirondack 46ers Saturday afternoon on Whiteface Mountain.  He was joined by a group of friends from his section; two counselors; and his father and sister.  Daniel’s mother drove up the only Adirondack high peak with a road.

Having climbed his first peak, Cascade, at marinFinish04age eight, Daniel becomes one of camp’s ten youngest all-time forty-sixers, at age 11.  He also becomes the 366th known 46er in camp history, making Pok-O-MacCready the Adirondack’s leading organization in terms of completing the climbing quest.

The summit celebration, witnessed by hordes of tourists who drive up the peak, included the traditional baby food slam.  “It was spinach, zucchini and peas,” said Daniel, “and it was horrible!”  But aside from the obligatory baby food, Dan said that “I usually don’t get that much food on a hike.”  Aside from anchovies and sardines, the campers shared “cookie cake, subs, Oreos and soda.  It was great!”

Daniel said that the best part of the day was “just as we were leaving the top, it began to thunder.  So we ran all the way down to beat the storm!”


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

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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