Most of you have probaby experienced various hiking trips in your local area. The first time I went hiking in the Adirondack Wilderness was an unforgettable experience. I reached the peaks of the three highest mountains (the highest being around 5450 feet), not to exclude all the others I conquered. Most of the trails began with a long irritating walk through the woods, on puddles of mud and on wet rocks. As you ascend, however, the woods slowly dissapear and the nice chilly wind blows on you, . The amount of flat rocks increases, but the most unforgettable part of the whole hike is without a doubt standing at the top of your newly conquered peak, grabbing a bit to eat and drink and enjoying the marvelous view. Nearly all of the mountains in New York follow that same pattern (all that I reached did), and each hiking experience leaves you with everlasting memories of the hard work and effort taken to reach peaks of the Adirondack mountains.