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nswardIcy and Stormy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2010


Our winter ascent of Algonquin was one of my most memorable. Snowshoes were absolutely necessary, and crampons would have been useful on the summit. We ascended the summit into a cloud with driving winds and extremely limited visibility. In hindsight, after more experience, we should have turned back. But it ended up being a great memory.
Posted Jul 21, 2014 2:33 pm

technicolorNHMy last 5000 footer in the Northeast  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2014


Took two hours and sixteen minutes from the trailhead at the Loj. Beautiful weather, light wind, reasonable amount of bugs, and great views. First summit of a quadruple summit day (Algonquin, Boundary, Iroquois, and Wright). The summit steward was even cheerful. Between all four summits it took me seven hours and thirteen minutes from door to door, with about fifty minutes of that being meal breaks and enjoying the view.
Posted Jun 23, 2014 10:57 pm

CObergsteigenMy first summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 1997


My first summit with Lindsay, Heather and Jen
Posted Mar 7, 2014 1:14 pm

Rhughson47Winter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2013


Good climb, great views, no wind.
Posted Mar 5, 2014 10:35 am

CarvADK   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2010


Loj - Summit. One of the first.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 3:40 pm

mtwashingtonmonroeLovely day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2013


Awesome day!!!!! Did Wright, Algonquin, Boundary and Iroquois...came down via steep trail to Lake Colden, Avalanche Lake and Pass...good hoof, but amazing route!
Posted Oct 14, 2013 2:28 pm

yadahzoemtnFirst of the 46  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


The first thing I learned about the Adirondacks--there are roots, rocks and bugs. #2 01/27/09
Posted Sep 1, 2013 9:50 pm

Luc-40  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 20, 1995


was toasty in a Himalayan down bag!
Posted Aug 23, 2013 12:31 pm

OnagerFun in the winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2013


Hiked Algonquin Peak 5114' starting at the Adirondack Loj. Took around 10 hours due to steep ice sections towards the summit requiring crampon and some ice axe use. Very cold, around -15 F windchill at the summit with 20+ mph winds. Required snowshoes but was nonetheless an achievable hike on a beautiful day in the dead of winter. Totaled 9.6 miles roundtrip.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 4:04 pm

nefarious_1_Another High Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013


Spectacular views, quite possibly the nicest in the park. Lovely day, up and down (including Wright) in 5.75hrs with a nice break on Algonquin Summit.
Posted Jul 16, 2013 12:22 am

jbonbrightWet, cloudy, and steep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012


My son (13) and I (49) hiked this from the Adirondack Loj via the Van Hoevenberg Trail. Total time on trail was around 7 hours. There were no views from the top but it was still a very rewarding (but tiring) hike for both of us.
Posted Jun 30, 2013 3:55 pm

aaronjamesWinter Beauty!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2013


Second time up this mountain, but my first time during winter. Incredibly beautiful snowy landscape. Made our way to the summit without seeing any trail Cairns whatsoever. Unfortunately there was no view, but the clouds cleared as we descended so we caught a nice view of Wright. Warning, people at the Loj will try and force you to rent snowshoes, I found they worked best on the back of my pack and used my crampons the entire hike.
Posted Jan 6, 2013 12:02 pm

AlphaRomero1977!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1977


My third of the 46ers, thanks to a great Scoutmaster who helped me get hooked on outdoor adventures. (Duly reported to "Dear Grace" of the ADK 46ers at the time!)
Posted Dec 24, 2012 12:15 am

SjboatwrightMore snow than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2011


Being only the second of the high peaks attempted, needless to say, we weren't fully prepared. The last quarter mile of the trail was an enormous ice sheet that took us by surprise given the warm temperatures at the base. After many 50 foot slides down the mountain, we made it to the summit.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 11:16 am

MlaskyHot & Humid  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012


Did the entire ridge run...Algonquin/Boundary/Iroquois/Wright. Long but fun day.
Posted Sep 27, 2012 12:38 am

kitNice, short hike with a lovely view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009
Took about three hours to the top. The trail was a bit uneven, but very easy to hike in summer. At the top there is a steeper part with bare rock. The trail is never exposed in any way, and can be hiked by people who don't like heights. The view from the top over the nearby mountains and the lake nested between them is lovely.
Posted Aug 24, 2012 9:34 am

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

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