On a matchless weekend in August, the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club set up base camp at Marcy Dam and then hiked a three-peak loop of Mt. Colden, Table Top Mt. and Phelps Mt., with a stop at Indian Falls on the way.

L. to R.: sibling Mark Cammarata, design director Jon Cammarata, sibling Jim Cammarata, manager of resource allocation Peter Quintana, Tanner’s brother-in-law Paul Howard (who was introduced to dehydrated cuisine), senior designer Jonathan Fitch and project specialist Tanner Gjersvig.

Hiking from Heart Lake to Marcy Dam

The view at Marcy Dam

Filtering water

At Lake Arnold

Approaching Colden Summit

Tanner at Colden Chimney, coming up...

... and over!

The Chase banner is unfurled on Colden’s summit


Indian Falls, between Colden and Table Top

The MacIntyre Range from Indian Falls

All told, more than 17 miles in cool, sunny and dry weather, without any serious mud!  Perfect.

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For sharing the adventure with their photography, we thank Jon Cammarata, Jonathan Fitch & Tanner Gjersvig.