Why peaks? Peaks and ridges are wilder than lower elevations. They give me a special feeling of freedom and adventure. Some of my greatest adventures have been just hours from my home, going up peaks or ridges and finding different routes. I’m particularly fond of alpine environments. They’re fun and interesting to explore. I find less people up there and the views are more dramatic. Some of the peaks required three or four hikes in order for me to find the right route. So the route descriptions found in this guide should save you a lot of time and frustration. I have also included a picture of each peak which should help with route finding.