Originally Posted by Zeoalex
albany? "locally" you have windham, hunter, belleayre. windham is a smaller mountain that has gained more and more publicity as of recent and can be a little crazy on the major weekends. Hunter is a great mountain during the week, but there are just too many (crazy) people there during the week. belleayre is great, it's a new york state owned/run mountain and they have some awesome terrain, can't say too much else cause I haven't spent TOO much time there.
If you want to travel more, you have gore which is awesome, and whiteface which can be great, and can be bad...it really depends (but you have all of lake placid which is a really cool place to go/there's a TON to do if you've never been).
Lake placid is the ****. I've got 22/46 high peaks climbed. Hopefully can get 10-15 more done this summer.