This coming weekend, I will go out and attempt the northern most peaks of the high peaks, Whiteface and Esther. These are both north of Lake Placid, and Whiteface was actually a major venue for the 1980's Olympics. There is an observatory and a road to the top too.... I'll be hiking in from the old Marble Mountain ski area, going to Whiteface first, and then hitting Esther, which is an unmarked trail/herd path, on the way down.
Whiteface: #5 4867 ft
Esther: #28 4240 ft