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lalpinistWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2007


Low visibility; lots of wind. Trail was packed through deep snow, to about 5,000 feet, then tracks disappear. The summit snow was hard packed. Did it in showshoes (only a few patches of ice). Too much westerly wind to do Gray, as planned, but we then went on to do Tabletop.
Posted Mar 5, 2007 2:23 pm

lizrdboyWind & Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2003


Another day, another highpoint. Our lust for the summit caused us to ignore the rangers trail "closure" and go for the peak. Strong wind and rain was the problem. Many downed trees - some blew down after we passed them on the way up. Anyway, we made it, and it was fun.
Posted Mar 4, 2007 4:52 am

jvarholakhappy birthday america  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1972


busy day on top of New York...happy 4th
Posted Jan 21, 2007 3:48 am

nartrebsweet revenge, served cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007


Easier hike than I've come to expect from the 'Dacks. Mostly cloudy and windy, the way winter should be.
Nice to stand on the summit after stopping short on my August Great Range traverse.
Posted Jan 17, 2007 2:29 pm

Like2Hike1ST ADK 46ER  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2001


1st hike of any real distance. As a novice hiker it was grueling but well worth the effort. 1 down, 45 to go!!!
Posted Jan 5, 2007 5:37 pm

yvonMarcy from South Meadows rd.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006


We did Marcy on 11-25-2006 from South Meadows road. From Indian falls, it was an Icy path and cascade of ice for about 40% of the path to the top. We had a great time on that day. We will come back in winter.
See my report on my website: (in french only)
Or my pictures:

My hiking website: (in french only)
Posted Dec 3, 2006 11:46 am

MoapaPkyears ago  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 1970


Actually went up 10 times between 1970 and 1975. Backpacked over the top twice. There used to be lean-tos 0.7 and 1.2 miles from the top on the Van Hovenberg side, and there was a lean-to at Lake Tear.

One of the most memorable times was in June 1971, when we went over the top, up Skylight (which I loved) and then out over Gray, and through hip-deep snow back to the Van Hovenberg trail.
Posted Nov 9, 2006 3:43 am

Jerry LReally Long Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2006

Jerry L

Hiked up in a snowstorm. It was quite an epic trying to find the peak without a map and limited views.
Posted Nov 4, 2006 12:42 pm

WalkabouterSteve2811 miles to the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2005


Was going to go up from the Lake tear of the clouds side but there was about 40mph winds blowing with peircing rain. Ended up going down and around the other way, i forget the trail names..but oh boy what a awsome trip
Posted Oct 25, 2006 12:58 am

mattdalmanVan Hoevenberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2006


The summit was cold, windy, and clouded in so we didn't have any views and we didn't stay up there very long. Oh well, still a great mountain.
Posted Oct 14, 2006 12:56 am

starship_jenVan Hoevenberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2006


It was raining but we went anyway! My friend and I hiked the Van Hoevenberg Trail to the top. We met a nice guy from Ottawa on the trail who hiked the rest of the way up with us. Cold, rainy, and extremely windy at the summit. Didn't stay at the top for long! Soggy, wet, and cold, but HP #21!
Posted Sep 25, 2006 1:34 am

danny-boyTough early winter hike from the Loj  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2005


Great hike but I felt brutal! I had harly slept for 9 months - new baby :) - and had the flu. I thought I was going to die. Still worth it though. To top it off the State Troopers pulled me over for speeding (5 over the limit) just as my legs finally rebelled and cramped to punish me for the day I'd given them.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 1:42 am

monealAll the way from the Loj  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2006


Climbed from the Loj on a day hike. My compliments to the trail crews who obviously spent a lot of time working on the trail. Was stuck in the clouds on yet another summit. #23 on my state highpoint list
Posted Aug 15, 2006 10:48 pm

rasgoatgreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007


camped at Avalanche Camp. Took van hovenberg trail to summit. nice mountain descended south side of mountain passing lake tears of the clouds.

Went back in winter... FUN! my third winter mountain ascent!
Posted Aug 6, 2006 11:00 pm

musicmountainfrom the garden parking lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2005


long day to the top of new york.
Posted Aug 2, 2006 1:35 am

IlafanRain for 18 consecutive hours!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2006


We went to Marcy blind...no campsite, no directions, no clue about New England mountains. A nice guy from Lake Placid directed us to a free campsite off of South Meadow Road. We started the hike early in the morning and reached the windy, foggy, awesome top about five hours later. Then the rain started. It rained for 18 straight hours, and the descent from the summit made for a slow, slippery experience. Exhausted but proud, we finished New York's highpoint 8.5 hours after starting.
Posted Jul 20, 2006 6:34 pm

The OgreMarcy via Van Ho; John's Brook  Sucess!

The Ogre

Actually, I've climbed Marcy thrice - once long ago as a Boy Scout, and soloed it twice so far in 2006 (Mid-March with Skylight/Gray from the Loj, and May as part of a Great Range traverse from the Garden).
Posted Jul 16, 2006 4:43 pm

JYDMount Marcy
Date Climbed: May 19, 2005


8th of 8 highpoints in 48 hrs. and thats including delaware. fell into snow up to my waist in late may, so be prepared. and if you leave before its light, pay close attention to the signs. we took a wrong turn about 100 yds in and wandered around on cross-country ski trails for an hour.
Posted Jul 13, 2006 8:58 pm

KoonsyRoute: Van Hoevenberg


Cold, wet, and turned windy day and the trail had steady running water. As we became more exposed to the wind we played it safe and turned around. Still a pretty fun hike despite a missed summit.
Posted Jul 9, 2006 4:58 pm

Brad MarshallMarcy from ADK Loj  Sucess!

Brad Marshall

Climbed Marcy, Algonquin and Wright Peak in a 54 hour marathon in February.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 5:03 pm

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