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CRiedel2Took A Chance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2010


Hiked up from Loj via the yellow trail. Weather was iffy, but I decided that's when one can get some really neat pictures. Just above treeline I put on my jacket. About 45 temp and 30 mph winds and almost able to touch the bottom of the clouds it seemed. Went up Wright on the way down. Great day!
Posted Jul 1, 2010 9:54 pm

gintherjA nice day?!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009


It was a beautiful day..which rarely happens to me in the daks. Approached through lake Colden. Tough start, but great views throughout the trail.
Posted Jun 23, 2010 3:21 pm

ken93perfect start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010


we had great weather and great views on our first summit of our four day trip. my first time in the daks, i am sure i'll be back
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:42 pm

JimWallaceBest day in the ADK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2010


Absolute perfect weather made climbing this pleasant.Veiws were as good as Mt.Washington in NH.Also climbed Iroquios and made a hike onto Shepards Tooth...Jim W
Posted Jan 24, 2010 10:36 pm

JimWallaceCloudy ascent with rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


Did the trio.Algonquin,iroqouis and Wright.It was raining all weekend so that put a stop to ant breathtaking veiws.The mountain does still remain magnificent though...Jim wallace
Posted Dec 19, 2009 10:44 pm

PaulRomanoGreat climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2007


Ascended via the yellow trail from Lake Colden. Beautiful, warm, sunny summer day. Can't ask for much more!
Posted Nov 21, 2009 9:47 pm

ScAtTeRbOnEFrozen Wonderland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2007


Snowshoed up from the ADK Loj. Weather on the summit was bitter but clear. Great views of Colden and Marcy. Returned Aug 2010 to hike the ridge to Iroquois and Wright.
Posted Oct 9, 2009 10:36 pm

SLinehan88Mud  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009


The trail had turned into a stream in places. I almost could have swum to the top.
Posted Jul 5, 2009 7:54 pm

Bkoziol3alot of clouds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2009


a weak cold front brought with it some clouds that clung at about 4500 feet and up. it decided to clear about 2PM.. an hour after i had started descending towards Avalanche Lake.. no views was a disappointment. a lot of scrambles on the way up and even more ppl up top when i arrived...
Posted May 25, 2009 10:24 am

capanachespring is coming  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2009


peak was great as expected, on the descent we criss-crossed a roaring snow melt stream multiple times, the highlight for me.
Posted May 5, 2009 7:30 pm

MtnLdrGreat Overnight!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009


I'm pretty sure I was successfull. It was nearly whited-out, with a pretty hefty wind. Great time though, broke trail for about two miles, had the mountain all to myself.
Posted Mar 4, 2009 9:12 am

MorganFFirst Mountaineering Expedition Ever!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2008


It was a beautiful and COLD Lake Placid morning. I had just bought tons of ice climbing and mountaineering gear without ever having set foot on a snowy mountain or climbed an ice cube (i'm from the south). The day was about 10 degrees and sunny.

The climb was flawless and easy. 40 mph winds above tree line brought the temp down to about -20 wind chill (the coldest i'd ever felt) but we summited in light westcomb jackets and a few baselayers. I wasn't even cold (probably adrenaline) even though a guy with an exposed face had gotten minor frostbite on his nose (get a clava dude!).

It was a perfectly clear day and we could see for miles and miles. We forgot the camera, go figure, but it wouldn't have worked anyway. Too cold. Great experience and a perfect first climb.
Posted Jan 22, 2009 8:08 am

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

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