August 20, 1995

Phelps

Phelps
4,161 feet  |  ranked 32/46 in height  |  4th peak climbed

July 29, 1995

Cascade and Porter

Cascade
4,098 feet  |  ranked 36/46 in height  | 2nd peak climbed
Porter
4,059 feet  |  ranked 38/46 in height  | 3rd peak climbed

I did this hike with my Dad, Bruce; my stepmom, Debbie; and their Australian shepherd, Gizmo.  I was attending summer session at Cranberry Lake Biological Station and they'd picked me up for a weekend visit.  We camped at South Meadow.  We had two tents, and I had imagined Giz would sleep with me, but he wouldn't stand for that notion and insisted on being in with my parents -- a bit cozy for all involved, I suspect.  These were my second and third high peaks, and my first as an "adult."  I definitely got the itch!  It was that summer that I set the long term goals for myself of hiking the 46.