Yes, I too feel a bond whenever you're in the Adirondacks. I spent many years hiking the high peaks and made ADK 46er # 1771 in the early 80's. Wouldn't it have been something if SOTA was around at that time?
Who knows I may make it back some day before too long and with any luck you and I could have an eye-ball QSO. All the very best to your Activating activities in the Adirondacks.