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BobEneinAlgonquin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2012
Great but tough hike. This mountain packs more punch than any in its height, steep climb with rock scrambling going steady up 2990 feet in less than 3 miles on the Yellow Blaze trail. I climbed out and back through the blue and yellow trails. Weather was great and cooperating and the view from the summit is breathtaking with many lakes and surrounding peaks and a great visibility in a clear sky day like the one I had. Lots of mudd on the way up and many streams, typical in a spring climb, to drink from after using water tablets. Not too many people on the mountain as feared. Started around 10:20 AM and was back in 7 hours. Had a Great time!
Posted May 29, 2012 11:33 pm

aaronjamesAlgonquin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


Great hike with wonderful views of the surrounding peaks. Take the time to summit Iroquois and Wright while you're up there. There is an ongoing restoration project at the peak which feels a little like a garden in summer!
Posted Mar 4, 2012 9:43 am

HotovenCold White and Windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012


White Out conditions, could only see a few feet a head. Followed wind battered footprints to the top. The went down the other side. Wind Gust of up to 50 MPH and snowing all day.
Posted Jan 9, 2012 4:20 pm

lutty11Typical Daks!


Great training, perfect for an overnight. Was pretty wet light rain at times, cold and windy at summit. All and all great fun!
Posted Dec 28, 2011 10:30 pm

sedermanStuart Derman  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011


Sick Climb. We got an early start which paid off because a the day went on the wind got stronger. At the summit the wind was between 50mph and 65-70mph gusts. Having crampons was a real plus as the upper half of the trail was coated with thick ice.
Posted Dec 4, 2011 12:40 am

FlattlanderGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010


w/ Wright and Iroquois. The Adirondacks are amazing. I don't go there enough.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 5:08 pm

stokelFirst ADK High Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008


I've actually now summited Algonquin 3 times. 2 times with a view.
Posted Apr 6, 2011 8:34 pm

forgues9999Snow flurry
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1986


My first peak in late fall. Got to the summit and the wind was howling at 80 km per hour and it was snowwing horizontally. Lost our way back for the first hundred yards before turning back on the right trail.
Posted Mar 29, 2011 9:50 pm

cbeatsWinter ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011


Didn't really appreciate the "mandatory" snowshoes on the rocky, icy summit with 30-40mph winds. Not a lot of views but still a fun climb.
Posted Feb 24, 2011 12:36 am

chrisbrownExcellent day hike with friends  Sucess!


Climbed this from the Lake Colden side(solo) in 2009. Then went back with friends and did it again from the Adirondack Loj side(Aug. 2010) Great time and excellent views.
Posted Feb 23, 2011 2:27 pm

mnpalermGorgeous  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2010


Crisp snow, clear skies, calm winds, and solitude on the summit...priceless.
Posted Feb 20, 2011 7:04 pm



will hit it next time up 2011!!!
Posted Feb 1, 2011 7:41 pm

rasgoatNice Peak  Sucess!


Wanna go back for Wright and Iroquois
Posted Jan 5, 2011 4:44 am

mlandau3Vague Memories  Sucess!


of the hitch-em-up-mathildas as we walked along lake colden
Posted Jan 4, 2011 7:46 pm

TrappedInNJPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010


Perfect weather. About a foot of snow on the ground, but the trail was pretty well compacted, having microspikes was very helpful.
Posted Nov 14, 2010 3:32 pm

chocodoveGreat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010


Lots of rain in the days prior made the route mroe closely resemble a waterfall, but it was great fun. Rime and wind up top in the clouds, no view. Guess I will have to come back!
Posted Oct 6, 2010 4:52 pm

jcoalterViews?   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2010


First hike in the Dak's. Great day, great hike. Except for the cloud sitting right on top! Boo! Went a day after a heavy rain so the way down was pretty slippery - and a good amount of ice and wind on top.
Posted Oct 5, 2010 3:55 pm

WhiteInVermontFun decent  Sucess!


I enjoyed running down this mountain.
Posted Sep 17, 2010 4:56 pm

mike_lindacherAlgonquin  Sucess!


I just like signing climbing logs years after the fact .....
Posted Sep 12, 2010 9:17 pm

jtellisrecord heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2010


VERY hot day, in the mid- to high 80s all day. Hiked with my wife and had a short, but nice, rest at the top. Really wanted to do Iroquois and Wright, but we just didn't have enough time. Maybe next time.
Posted Sep 1, 2010 8:04 pm

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