I have a pretty loose definition of a peak. Generally, if it has a name, I probably count it.Does the 2000 summits include peaks like Mt Clay or Sam Adams in the Whites, Ticetonyk in the Catskills, mountains out west, etc? Either way, 2000 summits is a lot of hiking!
I have a pretty loose definition of a peak. Generally, if it has a name, I probably count it.
And thanks, I just added 2 more peaks to my list!
But I don't double count things like Haynes, if I go over from Balsam to Eagle and back.
The standard answer from most hiking clubs is that you have to return to a trailhead for it to count twice.That does bring up an interesting item on double counting. While in general I agree, where is the line drawn.
Going back in the way back machine to the 90's....
I did a one-night two-day trip where I parked at Garfield, did Garfield, North and South Twin and then stayed at Galehead, doing Galehead after dinner. I did not count South Twin twice. The next morning, I went back over South Twin and did the three Bonds, then back to the hut and then out Gale River and back to my car. I didn't count Bond twice or South Twin twice that day, however, I counted South Twin once each day. (When I go do Emmons this year, I am counting Donaldson once but not twice on that day. (I've done Donaldson before)
I figured having to climb over 1100 feet of elevation gain was going to count. That being said, should the approx. 700 feet on Bond count? Should Marcy count twice if I go up the Van Hovenberg, descend to Lake TOTC, and then go back over Marcy? (over 1,000 of gain also)
The standard answer from most hiking clubs is that you have to return to a trailhead for it to count twice.