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TLPRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: Septemeber 22, 2005  Sucess!


Long hike, but worth it. Terrific views from top! Windy on summit. Last two miles of trail were wet and muddy.
Posted Sep 23, 2005 1:44 pm

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Van Hovenberg via Algonquain, Colden, Grey, Skylight Date Climbed: October 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 3:13 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: September 1, 2005  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

Duane Gilliland and I hiked Marcy on a 7-state highpointing swing through the northeast. It was the day after the hurricane remnants passed through the area, so it was very wet and windy, however the weather was fine otherwise. After the hike our rental wouldn't run due to electrical problems. Even with a jump, when turning the ignition switch everything went dead, and we had no power of any kind. We made good use of the pay phones at the Adirondack Loj and the AMC station at the TH, but our replacement vehicle wasn't delivered until after noon the following day, destroying our carefully planned agenda. Much enjoyed my first trip to up-state NY.
Posted Sep 9, 2005 11:22 pm

raj96290Route Climbed: from Lake Colden Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!


Nice hike with Svetlana, Ross and Akshay on Memorial Day weekend.
Posted Sep 7, 2005 4:50 pm

dludersRoute Climbed: ? Date Climbed: June 1968  Sucess!


Our group from the Catskills hiked all the way around the base of Mount Marcy in the rain, before tackling the summit in good weather. I was sure homesick as an 11-year-old on my first journey away from home and family. The lakes were eerily quiet (from acid rain). Good view from the top.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 4:41 pm

tothesummit2Route Climbed: western approah Date Climbed: 7/20/04  Sucess!
long trail.. 3 day hike......beautiful conditions..lots of people on the summit
Posted Aug 18, 2005 9:02 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Van Hoevenburg Trail Date Climbed: Sept 10, 2000  Sucess!


This hike (7.5 miles, 3000 feet in under 4 hours) convinced me that I could climb all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. After reaching Marcy, I climbed nearby Skylight, and Gray.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 9:16 pm

gregorpatschRoute Climbed: Avalanche Pass Date Climbed: June, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed with my father and brother. Beautiful views, good weather. A trip I will never forget.
Posted Jun 22, 2005 1:25 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: bushwhack over from Grey Date Climbed: Feb 7, 99  Sucess!


beautiful day
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:21 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: From Slant Rock. Date Climbed: Aug. 25, 1997  Sucess!


My first time and a lovely day. I have been there now several times and it is always a pleasure. Though my favorite trip was one Feb. day- a group of us came over from Grey.
Posted Apr 27, 2005 4:53 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: V.H. Trail Date Climbed: Aug 1991  Sucess!
A long, long hike to the summit. Nice crowd and

pleasant weather.
Posted Apr 12, 2005 11:57 pm

vanny37Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: Feb. 23, 2003  Sucess!


Nasty weather. Previous night temperature hung around 32 degrees. Precipitation varied from one minute to the next - snow to rain to mist to ice to slush to just not pleasant. Went for the summit on the morning of the 23rd. Weather was moving in, temperatures were dropping like a rock. Reached the summit before noon. It was so windy, the wind would blow my leg around so much I couldnt place my crampons where I wanted to! Great trip, unfortunately no views.
Posted Mar 16, 2005 11:50 pm

Pawel KrolRoute Climbed: normal trail Date Climbed: 1997  Sucess!

Pawel Krol

Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:55 pm

gcapRoute Climbed: Heart Lake to Summit via Van Hoevenberg Date Climbed: February 5, 2005  Sucess!


Absolutely gorgeous day - Sunny, light winds, 35-40. Started off in dark at 5:45, reached summit at 11:00 with a few stops. First to reach summit that day, passed about 20 people on the way down.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 6:05 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenburg Trail to Panther Gorge Date Climbed: July 1989  Sucess!
Hiked from Marcy Dam via the Van Hoevenburg Trail over the summit to Panther Gorge. Spent the night at Panther Gorge and then climbed out near Little Marcy. Fun trip.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 11:01 pm

Tbacon251Route Climbed: Johns Brook Trail Date Climbed: October 6,2004  Sucess!


After a long and grueling 9 mile hike to the summit, it was well worth the effort. It was a very windy and chilly day on the mountain. Awesome view!!!
Posted Oct 9, 2004 9:21 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Via land bridge from Grey Date Climbed: 8-25-96 and 3-99  Sucess!


Hiked this more then once, but I always seemed to have great views. The winter climb was the best. I have done it mostly from Grey, over the land bridge.
Posted Sep 9, 2004 2:44 pm

orandallRoute Climbed: trail Date Climbed: july 1992  Sucess!


first peak on a Marcy-Haystack-Basin-saddleback day. The last two were unintentional because we had missed the trail back to the loj area and had long since run out of water. I was 17, on a week-long trip to the adirondacks with my SCT crew and completely green. This trip started the whole peak-bagging nonsense.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 2:12 pm

n8jojohnsonRoute Climbed: From the Garden Date Climbed: June 2003  Sucess!


Great hike up, bummer view - it was completely overcast and I couldn't see more than 50 ft out.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 11:53 am

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail from ADK Loj Date Climbed: August 13, 2003  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

Stayed at the Loj with the wife and we did a day trip up Marcy. The trail was mostly a horrendous quagmire until we reached the treeline due to rain in the days leading up to our climb. Quite a few snakes slithering across the trail. Nice weather for the climb though - sunny with great visibility. Spent some time at Indian Falls on the way up. Always nice to dip feet/head in the water on hot days. Fended off attacking ocelots around 4000 feet. Kidding. There were quite a few people on the summit; the weather was clear and views were great. (Great cell phone reception up there, by the way.) The way down felt long due to the ever-present mudpits. A great hike though, and we got back in time for dinner. My fifth time up.

Next time I am definitely doing Skylight and/or Haystack while I'm up there.

Staying at the Loj was very nice (great food) but I prefer tents at Marcy Dam or further out.
Posted Aug 9, 2004 12:40 pm

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