How it all began...

    While on a road trip in the summer of
    2010, sisters Kim and Pam Ladd
    hatched a fun and crazy notion to write
    a book. What began as a cocktail
    recipe book swiftly morphed into
    Happy Hour in the High Peaks:
    An Adirondack Bar Guide.  In 2011
    and 2012, they visited over 120 bars
    in the Adirondacks, took notes, and
    interviewed patrons, staff, and owners.

    The 160-page, full color, hardcover
    book contains reviews of their favorite
    46 bars, which they call the High Peaks,
    and a listing of 46 more bars called
    Trailheads. The book also includes 46
    Adirondack-themed drink recipes and

    Hoping to share their experience, they
    also offer a Happy Hour Trail Passport.  
    With a visa page and discount coupon
    for each High Peak, they encourage
    Adirondack Park guests and residents
    to visit all 46 High Peak bars and
    become Happy Hour 46ers.
About Us
    Kim Ladd (left) and Pam Ladd (right)
    testing drinks in the "lab".