Any more guesses on peak #1 (the summit with the bolt) ? That peak is also known (to rock climbers at least) for a second bolt that's placed just below the summit, halfway up a vertical handcrack that splits the summit cliffs. It was put there by Fritz Weissner, climbing pioneer of the Gunks and Adirondacks, sometime in the 1930's. That climbing route is rated 5.8 and is considered an Adirondack classic. Like many of the Weissner classics, the route is simply known as "the Weissner Route" or "the Weissner Handcrack."
Anyhow, here's another photo from just below the summit of peak #1. It should be pretty obvious now...
I haven't been on that peak for 35 years but it has to be Noonmark. Beautiful crags at the summit and I think we climbed the Weissner Route.
Yup, Noonmark. A beautiful hike and an awesome place to climb. In fact the Noonmark summit cliffs were one of the first places I climbed in the Adirondacks, 15+ years ago. We top-roped the Weissner Route, the Old Route and maybe one or two others.
Wonder what the purpose of the summit bolt is Jeff ? To mark the high point solely ? Or also to mark the transit's position when he surveyed?
In the link except I posted, it comments on " 300 monuments " Colvin planted in the ADK...safe to say they're these summit bolts ?
I think the bolts both mark the high point and are used as benchmarks in determining other points' elevations and positions.
Plenty of those 300 "monuments" are in places other than summits.
Fall Foliage is at it's peak above 5K out in the Cascades. Headed out with my old lady, for a 25 mile walk in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness this weekend. It was a big effort. We crossed 3 passes, and climbed at total of 8k in 2 days. About 10 miles of walking in the Alpine. Lots of lakes...some snow, and a few goats. This is a truly spectacular spot in the Cascades that gets very little traffic. A great spot for solitude. We didn't see a soul. It was wonderful. This is another great spot in the Winter for skiing. It's a long approach, but the Powder is plentiful, and the crowds are nonexistent.
Morning View of Lake Margaret (Snowgrass Mtn in the background ~8k)
View above the camp spot. The summit of Mt Adams is visible in the distance.
Climbing up to Mary's pass with a bit of leftover snow from the previous night.
Descending from Mary's pass down to upper Lake Florence.
From Ladies Pass @6.8k looking across at the Chiwaukum range. Groves of Golden Larches.
Descending from Cape Horn down to Lake Edna @7K.
This is an interesting shot, the lake looks like an infinity pool.
Looking back at Cape Horn from the Chatter Creek basin.
Crossing what used to be a large "permanent" snowfield.