Whiteface Mountain is one of the high peaks (higher than 4000 ft/1219 m) of the Adirondacks, in New York. Whiteface is 4,865 ft/1,483 m tall. It’s known for its skiing opportunities, but we were looking for alpine bees, so we were there in the middle of the summer. The somewhat diverse flora of the summit yielded only one bee to our six nets, shockingly, but we suspect this had something to do with the incredible abundance of black flies (biting…black flies…) which would descend upon us in clouds if we stood still for longer than a couple of seconds.
The views might be worth the exorbitant price of entry to the mountain (10$ per car, plus 7$ for each additional passenger other than the driver).