Been lining up my usual list of Summer hikes I'd like to do this year and I want to include more peaks in NY. I was able to get out there for the first time last year, hit a few peaks and find a campground I like that works out for easy access to the popular trail heads (Heart Lake and The Garden) and isn't 9 hours from my house in CT. So I want to return this year and do 3-4 "classic" High Peak hikes. Not knowing much about the Adirondacks though I don't really know what those might be.
So for the experienced New Yorkers here what would you say are the "must do" hikes in the Adirondacks High Peaks, i.e. the Katahdin via Knife Edge, the Franconia Ridge, etc of NY, and by which trails?? The only peak as of right now that I definitely want to visit is the Gothics because I have seen that one referenced in many places as being memorable.
I have already done Mt Marcy via the Van Hoevenberg and Algonquin/Wright via Avalanche Lake and I do prefer to get above treeline if that sways any ones opinion of suggestions. It would also be highly likely that these would be done as day hikes as well. It is also highly unlikely that I will ever do the 46ers so the suggestions don't need to encompass any list requirement. Doing it strictly to see the best of what the High Peaks has to offer. Thanks in advance for any suggestions people might have.