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apeAborted Great Range traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2012
Started at 2am from the Loj for a Great Range traverse. Weather was decent enough until we crossed treeline. Atop Marcy there was 20-30ft visibility, high winds, and very slick rocks -- not at all safe traverse weather! We turned back, hit Phelps on the way back, and took a (freezing!) dip in the river just above Marcy Dam.
Posted Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm

huskertriguyNew York Dishes Out some Suffering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012


via South Meadow to Marcy Dam Route.

Made it up and back in about 8 hours (slower coming down, as my brother threw out his back - hadn't hiked in a while - and I suffered either a broken foot or a serious sprain about 2 miles above the dam). My mother the nurse practitioner is trying to tell me to stay off it for a while; we'll see how long that lasts.

Beautiful views; fun hike. That last 1.2 miles to the summit were more than we'd anticipated.

SHP #20
Posted Jun 16, 2012 10:27 pm

MichaelWWTop of NY  Sucess!


After living in NY for years, I decided it was time for me to finally claim the HP. I came in by way of Marcy Dam, and encountered snow by 3500'. i was thankful for the rented MSRs, and put them to use up to about 5000' when the snow gave way to the exposed rocks near the top. Looking back on it now, I was comically overpacked - but you have to start somewhere!
Posted May 28, 2012 4:55 pm

splattskiLoop "winter" climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2012


We (mostly) skied Mt. Marcy, going past Colden Lake and then down the Van Hoevenberg. Beautiful, warm day with wonderful summit views, but we were slow and got a few sprinkles on the way home. Just beat headlamp o'clock back to the parking lot. Lots of mud on the trail to Marcy Dam.
Posted Mar 16, 2012 2:11 pm

rnortheNice day hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010
Had a nice overnight near the south meadow trailhead, had an alpine start and summited around noon. It was a long day, but a good one.
Posted Jan 30, 2012 11:33 pm

GlennDHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007


Came up from Rochester. Nice couple of days in the Adirondacks.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 9:30 pm

Bezoar Goat"wintery" conditions  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

Bezoar Goat

I called the Adirondak Loj to find out about trail conditions, & the attendant said "you'll need crampons or stabilizers if you wanna summit" and I said "no, really?" and she said "yah, really."

She was right.
Posted Dec 29, 2011 3:53 pm

lutty11M Squared


Long though enjoyable, unfortunately to foggy for any views!
Posted Dec 28, 2011 10:36 pm

mikefallsNice winter hike. Sorta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2011
Not exactly an ADK winter, but I'll take it. Second time to climb it, clouds on the summit so I didn't stay long
Posted Dec 15, 2011 4:06 pm

LincolnB1979?  Sucess!


Climbed Marcy a couple of times when I was in high school -- hiking in the Adirondacks -- blackflies, muddy trails etc -- helped me to decide to move to California.
Posted Dec 11, 2011 11:23 pm

Judd97State HP#11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2011


Hiked up in the rain this morning on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from South Meadows. Lots of snow left over from the past couple weeks, but the past few days of 40-50F weather has started to melt it. Lots of water on the trail and off and lots and lots of ice, especially from Indian Falls and onward. Crampons (or microspikes) are necessary, in my opinion.

The summit was covered in clouds, with high winds and sideways rain, so I didn't get to see any of the view :( Wouldn't you know it, on the way back down the skies cleared and the sun came out. Better late than never, right?
Posted Nov 28, 2011 8:41 pm

PaulRomanoState HP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


Got a pre-dawn start from the Adirondack Loj and made it to the top by 10:30am. A few minutes after reaching the summit, a thunderstorm rolled through so we quickly left and began our descent. I gotta say, being on top of an exposed summit with thunder all around you is absolutely terrifying!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 11:56 am

Bkoziol3Marcy con tiempo  Sucess!


Climbed Marcy with a steady rain to begin, and then some thunder and touch of lightning. waited below tree line for the storm to pass and reached the summit to see low clouds lifting off the peaks.. the sun began to show through but was quickly replaced by more clouds and cool drizzle. We caught the summit at probably the best moment of the day and I'm thankful for that. Great Peak, only one other couple up top when I arrived. #19
Posted Aug 22, 2011 7:23 pm

vbeckman74Marriage Maintenance  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009


Long, muddy, beautiful trail. Dy didn't like it.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:06 pm

Outdooraholic#14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011


My 14th state highpoint! Great hike, although quite wet. We started at the Meadows.
Posted Aug 17, 2011 7:12 pm

xpdaMt Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1998


Seemed like a long hike.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 4:19 pm

markowensMount Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


This was my 14th SHP. I went via the Van Hoevenberg Trail. The trail is very well marked and would be difficult to get lossed on- unless you went off trail.
Posted Aug 7, 2011 9:59 am

jkcookMany times  Sucess!


Done this at least 3 or 4 times over the years. Long, but not steep.
Posted Aug 4, 2011 9:33 am

wildfamHike Peaks All Around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


A very long hike on a crystal-clear summer day. Once above the treeline, the views were incredible. Started early morning so we had plenty of time to lounge once we summited - plenty of company up there too. Back down by dinnertime
Posted Jul 17, 2011 6:01 pm

BConleyMt Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2011


Camped about 3 miles in. Got an early start the following day and was the first ones on the top about 9:30am. No views. sloppy trail in spots.
Posted Jul 14, 2011 6:39 pm

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