4,427 feet | ranked 19/46 in height | 13th peak climbed
I hiked this one with my sister Erin; our Dad, Bruce; and our stepmom, Debbie. Hurricane Irene had derailed plans for a hike the previous Labor Day, and as a group, our most recent climb was in 2009. Collectively we'd been through a lot of health traumas in that time: recurrent cancer, broken ribs and a punctured lung, a severely broken leg, a broken hand/thumb, and preeclampsia resulting in unplanned c-section. To make matters worse, each of those incidents were separate and unrelated issues, some resolved but others still active/ongoing. We'd rented in a cabin in Jay, and wanted to challenge ourselves to a high peak. For the simple reason that it was the most accessible of those peaks that none of us had yet climbed, we selected Tabletop.