For years, I saw the list of the 48 four thousand footers in the AMC White Mountain Guide, and never thought I’d get around to doing them. Maybe this was a sense of inadequacy, maybe a sense of “that’s something others do.” Then, one day, something clicked.

The time is now.

Along the way, there will be room for other things as well.


Update: Well, it took about as long as expected, and as I write this, I’m nearing the end of the New England 67 four thousand footer list. So maybe you’d be interested in what I wrote for my essay to the AMC Four Thousand Footer Committee.