Climbed 45 as a kid with the Adirondack Swim & Trip Camp from 1979-1982 and had to go back for Blake's Peak a few years later. The Ausable shuttle bus was not running and it was raining but we made it. My official # is 2098.
8 years from '04-'12 I hiked the 46. At first I never intended to hike a "list" of mountains, but eventually I fell into it. It motivated me to see new places and push myself physically and mentally. All in all a rewarding experience that builds character.
in the words of jerry, "what a long, strange trip it's been"