TMax and Topofgothics (Terri and David) met in the Adirondacks in 2003 and we have been hiking there ever since. Topofgothics has been at it for better than 20 years. We both love the area and have fantasized about having a hostel there for a long time. We are both 46ers (Terri and David have their winter rockers and are working the Grid) and experienced in climbing these peaks so we can offer lots of information to aspiring 46ers or anyone out for a stroll. David completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2009 and has climbed some big peaks out west. He also enjoys downhill skiing and canoeing. Terri is working on hiking all of the state high-points and Colorado's 14-thousand footers. 

Topo is the comfortable-looking frog you see on our logo. He was a gift from TMax to Topofgothics years ago and has been on almost every hike with him since. He oversees the operations of the hostel and makes sure we are getting our work done. Keep your eyes open for him, you never know when he'll pop out!