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Epdrun1Route Climbed: Marcy Dam to Wright/Algonquin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2006


Great day. Had camped out at Marcy Dam the night before in -5 degree weather. 35 degree 0 mph wind on summit day. 9 hour roundtrip from Marcy Dam to Wright/Algonquin/Avalanche Lake. Snowshoes and crampons necessary. Very steep and tiring but great views from the top. Trail down to Avalanche lake could have been a bobsled track. Good fun if you can glissade.

Extremely well marked and trail was very packed.
Posted Mar 13, 2006 4:12 pm

horalkafrom Heart Lake - in and out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006


It was a very beautiful sunny day just a little bit cold (at least for me) about -10F. The hike was very good and this winter is very scarce on snow so no snow shoes were necessary and we just used crampons at the top part of the hike, just about at the tree line. Because it was very sunny the view was magnificent, petty I forgot my camera in the cabin.
Posted Feb 16, 2006 6:57 pm

IceRavinesRoute Climbed: trail route Date Climbed: 9/10/2000  Sucess!


Great hike with a impressive site of Marcy in the distance ...great time w/wine and cheese at the top.

The hike was great better than Whiteface and the Cascade. However after reaching the top I checked my pack for water and found my partners filled my pack with stones... what a crew.. good times
Posted Jan 25, 2006 7:02 pm

Michel CDate Climbed: Fall 1990  Sucess!

Michel C

Enjoyed the hike, took my brother on his first 4,000 ft + hike.
Posted Nov 27, 2005 11:06 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: LOJ to Summit Date Climbed: January 8th, 2005  Sucess!


A year ago, in 2004 I tried to summit but got stopped by a tremendously deteriorating weather and a night in -25F in a tent that was not too pleasant. This year I was determined to go all the way, and as usual it snowed and then a storm started brewing, but I had a big enough window to make my way to the top and down below the trees to get back down and move on to the next summit. This might be a little shorter than Marcy, but it is as much challenging.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 2:57 am

MikeWRoute Climbed: Lake Colden Date Climbed: October 9, 2005  Sucess!


My son (11) and I had a great 2 days backpacking trip from the Loj via Avalanche Lake to Lake Colden where we pitched our tent, and on the 2nd day we climbed Algonquin Peak with zero visibility and 50 mph wind with a 50 lbs pack. Still, we had a lot of fun doing it. Will go back for sure, probably in winter.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 10:46 am

Moose023Route Climbed: The Loj Date Climbed: October 22nd, 2005  Sucess!
Made the trip down from Ontario to bag our first High Peak. Chose Algonquin because we only had time for a day trip. Started out a beautiful, clear fall day but cloudy and windy on the summit. Trail was wet and muddy to Whales Tail, then wet, and icy to summit. Saw a pine marten. 45 more to go...
Posted Oct 28, 2005 2:50 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: From lake Colden Date Climbed: October 2002  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

Another whiteout on an adirondack high peak in october. Icy conditions made the trail quite treacherous from lake colden. We camped at the leantos and came home from an evening walk to find a huge bear in our leanto. Fortunately all our food was on the hang line and, even though he tried, he couldn't get it down.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 8:51 am

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Avalance lake Date Climbed: Octiber 13, 1996  Sucess!


Spent two cold days bagging the High Peaks. Hit Algonquain, Coldon and Gray, spent a brutally cold night in a lean-to then hit Skylight, Marcy and Phelps. We were past peak for the foliage thus making this a cold overcast and gloomy adventure.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 3:15 pm

raj96290Route Climbed: from Lake Colden Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!


Nice short hike up from Lake Colden with Akshay Damarla. Went down the trail to the Adirondack Lodge. Trails were pretty rugged and muddy but the forest was extremely pretty and the view of the lakes and hills were worth the short hike.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 4:48 pm

evilprooferRoute Climbed: From the Loj Date Climbed: September 3, 2005  Sucess!


This was peak #1 on my first triple peak-bagging day! Beautifully bleak, crowds not overwhelming for Labor Day Saturday. High peak #5.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 7:48 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Heart Lake-Lake Colden-Boundary-Iroquois-Boundary-Algonquin-Heart Lake Date Climbed: September 4, 2005  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

2nd time on Algonquin. Always fun to be high on the Mcintyres. Passed over it after doing the route up to Iroquois from Lake Colden.
Posted Sep 6, 2005 1:10 pm

franbelRoute Climbed: Direct to Algonquin Date Climbed: september 3rd, 2005  Sucess!


My boys where great 7 and 9 years old and the made it.

Happy, because of the mud. Kid will be kid.

Posted Sep 6, 2005 6:57 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: From the Loj on trail Date Climbed: 8/19/96 and 1/1/99  Sucess!


Great Views- especially of the trap dike on Colden. Crawling with people in the summer but feels like the most remote place in the world in the winter.
Posted Aug 10, 2005 2:04 pm

James_WRoute Climbed: From Loj Date Climbed: April, 2004  Sucess!


First day after the thaw. Trail is steady from link to Marcy Dam. Ran into wet slabs above 3000ft made for sketchy scrambling at Wright/Algonquin col. Was passed by Pine Marten 200ft from summit. The view from colden was full of contrasts as alpine grasses were still brown fom winter.
Posted Jul 20, 2005 1:48 pm

stillaliveRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail from adk loj Date Climbed: July 10th 2005  Sucess!
Trail was crowded and muddy, with waterfalls in strange places, due to three days of torrential rain before the sky cleared that morning.

Also decided to ascend Wright Peak at the last min., Algonquin is very rewarding after seeing it from the summit of Wright first.

Deep Woods Off is ineffectual, recommend stronger bugspray.

Challenging trail!

Posted Jul 12, 2005 9:54 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Jan 1, 99 and Mar 7, 99  Sucess!


Very cold and windy both times
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:19 pm

Pawel KrolRoute Climbed: Normal trail Date Climbed: Nov 21 2004  Sucess!

Pawel Krol

Nice trail.
Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:52 pm

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: from the dam Date Climbed: September 13, 2004  Sucess!


Beautiful views. Great day.
Posted Feb 21, 2005 5:03 pm

edog2005Route Climbed: From Adirondak Loj Date Climbed: 07 July 2004  Sucess!


Started too late on this walk and ended up sweating a lot through the woods, although the afternoon weather was good, no storms. Crowds on the summit (including park rangers!)
Posted Feb 4, 2005 5:55 pm

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