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dspalRoute Climbed: Van Hovenburg trail Date Climbed: June 1997 and January 2003  Sucess!

dspal

Thigh deep snow in June, packed snow and ice near top with crampons and snowshoes necessary in winter...Long hike in summer....even longer in winter....
Posted Aug 1, 2004 12:23 pm

hgrapidRoute Climbed: South Meadow to Van Hoevenberg Date Climbed: 7/11/04  Sucess!

hgrapid

16 miles round trip to the summit and back, and it was shrouded in clouds when I got there. It cleared up a little bit, but it was still and enjoyable hike. The hike up took 3:18, the hike down 3:20 because it was very rocky and wet on the trail, and I had pictures to take on the way down as the sky cleared up. This was my 26th State High Point!
Posted Jul 12, 2004 10:30 am

doctorpeakbaggerRoute Climbed: From ADK Loj to Marcy Dam and then up Date Climbed: June 7, 2003  Sucess!

doctorpeakbagger

Snow on summit in June... nice feeling. This is a long hike and consumes the day.
Posted Jun 19, 2004 8:17 pm

Brian PierzRoute Climbed: From the Loj, to Marcy Dam, then Up Date Climbed: June 4, 2004  Sucess!

Brian Pierz

You couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to hike. Surprisingly enough, no black flies, which made it all the more pleasant. At the top my cousin, my brother, and I had a great lunch, great views, and a great discussion on the best ways to stop the proliferation of zebra mussels in our lakes.



As my old buddy Number 9 says, "there's nothing like a day in the 'dacks to recharge the old batteries."
Posted Jun 8, 2004 4:00 pm

ChrisPierzDate Climbed: 6/4/2004  Sucess!

ChrisPierz

Good Times! Brian Smells.
Posted Jun 7, 2004 7:26 pm

rolkamonRoute Climbed: Traverse Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2004  Sucess!

rolkamon

Did a winter traverse. Friday afternoon hiked into Lake Arnold. Saturday, Feldspar Brook to Opalescent Creek to Lake Tear of the Clouds. South Ridge to the summit, descend the Van Hoevenberg Trail toill the Lake Arnold Cut off. Very Cold.
Posted Mar 18, 2004 6:23 pm

mikethehikerRoute Climbed: van hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: june 2001  Sucess!

mikethehiker

A strenuous day hike, but scenery at the top is rewarding
Posted Feb 23, 2004 7:44 pm

ReiksgibRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail via the Great Range Trail Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Reiksgib

This was the climax of our backpacking trip across the Great Range Trail in August 1997.
Posted Feb 10, 2004 2:12 am

cragRoute Climbed: from 4 corners Date Climbed: August 20, 1994  Sucess!

crag

Camped at Lake Colden for a week. Hiked from Lake Colden to 4 corners, and up Marcy in the fog. As we ate lunch on the summit a break in the clouds opened up and by the time lunch was over the sky was clear. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon as we traversed accross to Haystack, down through Panther Gorge, and back to Lake Colden. Long, hard day but definitely worth it.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 2:33 pm

grandwazooRoute Climbed: Regular trail from Marcy Dam Date Climbed: 1983  Sucess!

grandwazoo

Need to swing back to the East and climb again.
Posted Dec 2, 2003 7:14 am

cmc56789Route Climbed: van hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: November 30, 2003  Sucess!

cmc56789

I climbed this on a vacation in new york. left the Adirondack Loj Parking lot at 6:30 and summitted a little after noon. The first 6.8 miles of the trail were pretty easy with a mixture of snow, mud, and running water almost the whole way. the next 0.6 were a little harder. Once i got to the alpine zone, it turned to rocks covered in thick ice that were a little tricky in spots to negotiate. I even needed my ice ax a few times. the summit was extremely windy and cold, so my stay was pretty short. it snowed almost the whole time, but it did not accumulate much. there was less than 5 inches near the top and less than 3 at lower elevations. I think i was the only person to summit that day, since i did not see any tracks, or anyone heading up.
Posted Dec 1, 2003 3:14 pm

franbelDate Climbed: August 29, 2003  Sucess!

franbel

A day of rain. I was so wet, I cant stand any more. We been lucky that tunder stop just in time.
Posted Nov 15, 2003 8:53 am

hillmanRoute Climbed: Which time? Date Climbed: Which time?  Sucess!

hillman

Ahh...Marcy, the crown jewel of NYS. Do it on a weekday, and you'll still have to share the summit. Go in winter and ski it like a man.
Posted Sep 23, 2003 10:05 pm

mavs0Route Climbed: Via LOJ Date Climbed: 7/30/03  Sucess!

mavs0

Great day for an easy day hike. It's long but we made a leisurely 9 hour hike of it, with an hour on the crowded summit and another hour in breaks at Indian Falls. Did this hike with my wife and 12 and 10 y/o kids. We all agreed, compared to other peaks, this one is pretty easy. Moderate grades to the top
Posted Aug 7, 2003 6:04 pm

mike_lindacherRoute Climbed: Van H. Trail from Marcy Dam Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2003  Sucess!

mike_lindacher

Try it off peak - Winter or early Spring. Winter weather brings an essential factor to an otherwise tame peak. Main trail is relatively easy. Moderate grades at best.



Posted Jul 21, 2003 8:47 pm

DrazilRoute Climbed: Upper Works - Lake Colden - Summit Date Climbed: 31-May-2003  Sucess!

Drazil

Wonderful trip despite the weather.

From Lake Colden (Cedar Point lean-to), the trail follows up the Opalescent and Feldspar Brooks Trail, past Lake Tear-of-the-Clouds, to the peak.

The forecast was rain, rain, rain ... however we got a break. Did not start raining till we were on our way down and below the tree line.

The trails were very wet, with more mud than I have ever seen! Lucked out with visibility. Views from the summit were awesome.

Fun climb.
Posted Jun 2, 2003 5:11 am

William MarlerRoute Climbed: Regular trail from Marcy Dam Date Climbed: 01/06/2001-18/04/2003  Sucess!

William Marler

18/04/2003 3 hours 20 minuites to the summit was a good time due to the excellent conditions of the trails. Trail was solid in the early morning and we zipped right up. On the lower sections still very sloppy and some ice in the shady sections in the afternoon. Excellent weather. One of many summits here. I was wondering where everyone was. Very low traffic for such a great day in April. This is an excellent conditioning hike and for those of us in Eastern Canada easy to reach in one day.



01/06/2001 3 hours 30 minuites to the summit was a good time due to the sloppy conditions of the trails.
Posted Apr 22, 2003 7:17 am

Martin CashRoute Climbed: Main Trail Date Climbed: Summer of 1991  Sucess!

Martin Cash

Hiked up to the top of Marcy while on summer vacation in high school. Nice views.
Posted Mar 10, 2003 11:52 am

lingletRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: Linglet  Sucess!
What about it!!! For a first i pick a good one. I was'nt mentally prepared to go in that kind of situation. Let me put it that way, since i'm from Montreal and the only summit i've done before was the Mount-Royal (that is soooooooooooooooo easy), i can say this.... Wow!!!!!



In fact i've just return from it. I can say one thing... damn it feel's good to be home with the feets on the ground!!!! ;)



But i got a say it... I like it a lot!!! For a first, i got it all....



Sun, clouds, winds and heavy rain to go back. But tonight the only thing i'm gonna dream about.... Rocks!!!!!



I don't wanna see one more for a month!!!! grrrrr ;)



Summit reach on September 21 in a little bit more than 4hours at 26 years old.
Posted Sep 21, 2002 9:16 pm

skiing311Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Route Date Climbed: July 3, 2002  Sucess!

skiing311

It was an extremely hot, humid, and buggy day. It was miserable. Our stay at the top was only a few minutes due to the heat and bugs. Nevertheless, the view is great, but the hike is quite long with very few opportunities for views along the way.
Posted Sep 6, 2002 8:15 am

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