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fridayFirst High Peak in the Adirondacks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009


First High Peak, and first peak in the Adirondacks! Not much snow until the turnoff to Wright's Peak. Very steep hike after that. Crampons needed after the tree line. It was windy, snowing, visibility limited to a few dozen yards, and possibly the coldest temperature I've ever been exposed to outside. But, I had a blast! Can't wait to get back to do a few more peaks in the area.
Posted Jan 3, 2009 8:22 pm

Narendranice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007


Classic hike if you combine with Wright and Iriquois
Posted Dec 21, 2008 10:22 am

irennieFall Showers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007


Nice workout. Pretty dense fog the entire time so no views but still a nice hike.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 1:33 pm

Sam PageNo visibility  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Sam Page

Totally socked-in. A good workout, though!
Posted Aug 18, 2008 7:32 am

TahawusAlgonquin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006


Climbed with Wright and Iroquois via the McIntyre Range Trail from the Adirondack Loj. A beautiful mountain indeed. Many expansive lawns of Deer's Hair Sedge and Bigelow's Sedge on Algonquin's grassy summit dome. The only drawback proved to be the crowds of people at the top. Found more solitude over on Iroquois.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 5:57 pm

CaLculAted RiskSoaking Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

CaLculAted Risk

Climbed Algonquin from the Loj in a full day rainstorm. The trail from Wright's junction looked like a river with waterfalls. Each step and hand placement had to be carefully thought out lest we be knocked back down the trail. Summit was cold with sideways frozen rain and no views (in a cloud). We had to shout to communicate with eachother and of course, the camera failed. It was a great challenge and a great experience. I hope to summit again someday in better weather.
Posted Aug 7, 2008 6:33 pm

sbkelleyIntro to the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2008


Quite an adventure for my first peak east of the Mississippi. Great views and steep trail made it feel no different than out West. Strong winds and rain on top added to the excitement.
Posted May 29, 2008 4:10 pm

SpindleCrazy weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2008


Weather alternated between sun and rain until we reached the treeline, then it was all wind and blowing mist. Completely socked in. The trail was still snow/ice covered above 3500' and very slippery.
Posted May 26, 2008 7:50 pm

StumblingBearAs Good As It Gets!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1997


Was a great day for a hike/climb, about as perfect a day as could be asked for. We did the climb in one day from the ADK Loj, was enough for me! First trip in the Adirondacks.
Posted May 19, 2008 9:28 am

JonWFirst Time in Daks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2002


We did this as part of a 3 day loop in the Daks after doing Marcy. I found the descent on the otherside pretty steep and it took a lot out of the legs...but maybe I was really out of shape back then.
Posted Mar 28, 2008 9:07 am

StegerCanadian Thanksgiving  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007


With terrible pronunciation, we Bostonians greeted each French Canadian we passed with, "Joyeux action de grace!"

We were rained on for most of the four days of this backpacking trip.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 6:05 pm

KobaAwesome trek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007


Algonquin and Wright were my first High Peaks. Full overcast, decent snowfall and icy conditions above 3000' and just awesome. Definitely recommend stabilizers or crampons at this time of the year as I managed to bite it repeatedly above the treeline.
Posted Dec 19, 2007 3:05 pm

MattGreeneWindy Summit  Sucess!
A better looking mountain than Marcy, and a cooler name, too.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 9:57 pm

eric-grizA great backpacking trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2001


This was a tough climb from the ADK loj.
Posted Nov 26, 2007 9:02 pm

EastcoastMikeSeveral Times  Sucess!


Have climbed it several times, in my opinion it is one of the nicest hikes in New York.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 10:29 pm

buzzdainerAlgonquin Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1997


A marten calmly walked down the trail from behind us while we were taking a break. It's the only time I've ever seen one.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 12:15 am

tiogaWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2007


Climbed it on a cold, windy, icy day in the Dacks. Did it with my brother and we started from the Loj, climbing Wright Peak on the way back down.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:19 pm

tigerlillyGreak Hike  Sucess!


Lotsa of fun. Cold!
Posted Sep 7, 2007 5:55 pm

davebobk47with OTC group  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1998


Great hike with OTC group.
Posted Aug 20, 2007 3:13 pm

Bark EaterBeginning of a great backpack trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1977

Bark Eater

My first time up Algonquin. One of the most beautiful Adirondack high peaks. I've been up in winter conditions, and most recently, in September of 2004.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 5:14 pm

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