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SMILLERRoute Climbed: MCINTYRE TRAIL Date Climbed: AUGUST 5,2003  Sucess!



Posted Oct 23, 2003 7:57 am

hillmanRoute Climbed: from loj Date Climbed: june 20 2002  Sucess!


Great views of coldens slides
Posted Sep 23, 2003 9:18 pm

kevsmithRoute Climbed: ADK Loj, standard Algonquin trail Date Climbed: 31 August, 2003  Sucess!


Temp. low-50s to start. Trails in fine condition, quite rocky but nothing too arduous. Encountered a moderate number of hikers, still a very comfortable hike. Reached summit in about 4 hours, including Wright peak en route.

Windy and cool at summit, felt like low-40s. Recommend several light layers and something warmer for summit if you plan on resting. Busy at the top, much more so than the hike. Gorgeous views, nice clear day. Return trip much quicker. Overall very enjoyable, well-worth it.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 3:12 pm

nuclimberRoute Climbed: avalanche pass Date Climbed: july 2000  Sucess!


i STRONGLY suggest going through the pass. the backside is much more difficult, but well worth it.
Posted Aug 8, 2003 1:03 pm

e_wireRoute Climbed: West Trail Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!


Very easy hike. Nothing to spectacular about it. Nicer in winter because the peak has less visitors. About 3 to 4h round trip from Adirondack Lodge.
Posted Jun 10, 2003 12:00 pm

climber46Route Climbed: standard route 2x; Trail from Lake Colden 1x Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1999; Jun 17, 2001; Aug 9, 2002  Sucess!


My sister Debbie and I climbed Algonquin Peak, 2nd highest in NY State.

The hike was somewhat challenging but the views at the top were worthwhile. We stopped at a delightful waterfall and darnk some pure mountain water (after filtering it of course).

Algonquin has some of the best views for the amount of effort. It may be my favorite peak of all. I have been to its lofty summit three times now. The rock slides of Mt Colden are one of my favorite views ever.

Then you turn the other way on Algonquin and you see Wallface, the tallest cliffs in the Adirondacks.

Posted Apr 25, 2003 7:59 pm

Martin CashRoute Climbed: From Adirondack Lodge Date Climbed: Summer of 1991  Sucess!

Martin Cash

Hiked this mountain after Marcy while on summer vacation in high school.
Posted Mar 10, 2003 11:55 am

santikenRoute Climbed: Adirondack Loj Date Climbed: Sept 30th, 2002  Sucess!
I really love the summit on this mountain. However, the trip up is quite boring in my opinion. Plus, it takes on way too much traffic...even on a Monday! There were a couple of fun spots, but overall, it's a very rocky and the day I did it, slippery trip. The view from the summit is expansive and spectacular, but to tell you the truth, I enjoyed my trip up little Mount Jo better. Hey, what can I say. I really enjoy my solitude.
Posted Sep 30, 2002 5:03 pm

mt10climberRoute Climbed: Avalanche Pass Date Climbed: September 21,2002  Sucess!


Climbed with my wife,Debbie.Son,Bob and dog Taylor.
Posted Sep 25, 2002 4:33 pm

skiing311Route Climbed: Traditional route from ADK Loj Date Climbed: September 2, 2001  Sucess!


A fairly easy hike. Add Wright and Iroquois to make this a 3 peak day. The views from the 3 peaks, however, are quite similar so there really is no need to do the others, unless you're peakbagging.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 8:18 am

mavs0Route Climbed: From ADK's Adirondack LOJ Date Climbed: August 1, 2002  Sucess!


I found this trip much easier that I expected, The trail is so well maintained and worn compaired to the routes up so many of the other "46er" summits it's much easier than it 5100' height would seem. The view is expansive but we were chased off the summit after about 15 minutes by approching thunderstorms (close).

This and the side trip to Wright Peak took us about 6.5 hrs to complete. Very worthwhile summit. Made this trek with my 11 y/o son & 9 y/o daughter. As long as your in descent shape, it should pose no difficulties.
Posted Aug 7, 2002 2:47 pm

tloganRoute Climbed: from ADK Loj Date Climbed: may 22 1996  Sucess!


I found this hike more difficult than Marcy though nursing s second degree sprain of my ankle didn't help. The day was slightly overcast but the views or Marcy and the rest of the Dacks around was excellent... All tolled the hike took about 4 hours and was a serious test at that time for my sea level lungs.
Posted May 26, 2002 3:53 pm

kcwrenRoute Climbed: From ADK Loj Date Climbed: May 17, 2002  Sucess!
Very wet! After the turn-off to Wright Peak, the trail gets interesting because there is still a lot of deep snow. Poles would probably be helpful. On top the visibility was fantastic but it was bone chilling cold, so we couldn't stay long. We found the descent easier in the snow.... very few rocks to hop.

Not too crowded: we saw only a handful of people, all but one turned back or went up Wright Peak instead... totally alone at the summit, except for a small bird foraging for crumbs.

We did Wright Peak, too (just a couple of small patches of snow there).

One great hike!
Posted May 20, 2002 9:14 am

mtboy417Route Climbed: From the Lodge, and from Marcy Dam Date Climbed: August 95, May 98, July 2000  Sucess!


i climbed it from the Lodge in August of 95 in the middle of a storm where the temps dipped below 40 degrees near the summit (the temp at the lodge was a nice balmy 70). in 98 i agian climbed it from the lodge, this time in nice, but very windy weather. in 2000 i climbed it in the middle of a gale with 50 mph winds and heavy rain.

Algonquin has great views, but i don't think the weather is ever nice on top.
Posted Dec 15, 2001 7:11 pm

greylockRoute Climbed: Algonquin Trail Date Climbed: 9/30/2000  Sucess!
First Adk peak climbed. It was peak of the fall foilage and the summit was clear with a magnificent view of the high peaks. Beautiful Alpine summit!
Posted Aug 23, 2001 5:51 am

William MarlerRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: June 1, 2001, Dec. 19, 2002  Sucess!

William Marler

3.5 Hours to the summit was a good time due to the conditions of the trails. Still very sloppy and some ice in the shady sections. Excellent weather. One of many summits here. This is an excellent conditioning hike and for those of us in Eastern Canada easy to reach in one day.

Climbed in december as well in 2002. Excellent day had trail to ourselves
Posted Jun 4, 2001 12:56 pm

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