There are several special challenge "lists" throughout the Adirondack and Catskill Parks that work you through a designated number of hikes or climbs. Upon completion of each list you are rewarded with their patch. These challenges are fun and extremely motivating and will lead you to explore areas that you otherwise might not know to visit. Some challenges can be done exclusively in the winter (between December 21 and March 21) to earn their "Winter Patch", and for a few you can even earn their "Ultra Patch" for completing the list within a 24-hour time period.
Some of more popular challenges include:
The Fire Tower Challenge with 23 towers on the list
The Lake George 12ster
The Lake Placid 9er
The Saranac Lake 6er
The Tupper Lake Triad
The Fulton Chain Trifecta
I can help you work through completing any of these challenges, or just suggest great hikes from these lists.
Call me to discuss scheduling, prices, and the guide services you require.