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StegerNew Year's Eve  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2007

Steger

One of my favorite winter summits experiences. We were backpacking over Mt Marcy, intending to continue to Mt. Colden area. Descending by glissade to treeline on the other side of Marcy, we found impassable trails - sinking into snow up to chest deep, even with snowshoes. Facing either many miles of this slog or a return the other direction, we chose to turned around. We summited for the second time at dusk, just as the clouds cleared and the sun set. Amazing view.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 5:59 pm

SarahThompsonRewarding Winter Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

SarahThompson

I grew up in NYS and after moving to Colorado and becoming a hiker I was ashamed to admit that I had never been to the Adirondacks. Finally remedied this on my last visit home for Christmas with a climb of Mt. Marcy. It was gray all day, but the summit was actually above the clouds! Amazing. Had the summit to ourselves.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 3:58 pm

GrampahawkI went from summer to winter in one day

Grampahawk

My partner and I were coming in from two different locations and got our trailheads mixed up. So by the time we finally got together, we got a late start. It was in the high 60's and cloudy when we left. We set up camp early and as the day went on and the sky cleared the temp dropped down into the 30's. We summited the next day in a snowfield. Great views though!
Posted Feb 25, 2008 7:20 pm

jimeganMT MARCY  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2006

jimegan

SOLOED THE VAN HOEVENBURG TRAIL WHICH WAS ROUGH GOING FOR A DESERT DWELLER...LOTS OF MUD AND ROCK HOPPING
Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:11 pm

JonWFirst Time in the Daks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2002

JonW

We did Marcy as part of a 3 day loop in the 'Daks. Great fun.
Posted Jan 24, 2008 11:49 am

KobaLove the transition to snow in the fall above 3500'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Koba

My third 46'er, from the Loj. Light snow, full overcast (of course ungodly perfect weather the day after) didn't see a single person most of the way up until I shared the summit with a crazy peak bagging couple and their baby who also had neither crampons nor stabilizers on. Round trip in a little under 8 hours. Make sure you check out Indian Falls!
Posted Dec 19, 2007 2:56 pm

MattGreeneBest of the ADK  Sucess!
I've climbed Marcy several times, and put it as the best in the ADKs because of the awesome ski trail descent. You have to be patient to catch it in good condition, but when you do, it's unbeatable.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 9:55 pm

eric-grizTheodore Roosevelt  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001

eric-griz

Theodore Roosevelt was hiking on Mt. Marcy when he learned of the death of William McKinley. TR would become one of the finest presidents of the US.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 9:01 pm

MtnMagicClimbed several times  Sucess!

MtnMagic

Climbed this one several times although the peak has turned me back more than once. In fact, it is on Marcy that I have had the roughest weather and highest winds I have ever experienced on any summit bar none. On one particular december day in 1994 it was -25 celsius and the winds were howling to about 120mph = no summit. Then again, on one fine day in August of 1998 I was able to summit Grey, Marcy, Colden and Phelps. In other words, mountains, as easy as they may be to climb on the best of days, can easily shrug you off with foul conditions. Our passage on their summits is always dependant on nature's permission and Marcy, a trivial mountain technically speaking, is no exception.
Posted Oct 25, 2007 1:00 am

EastcoastMikeMarcy and Skylight  Sucess!

EastcoastMike

Climbed Marcy, went over and up Skylight, then back over Marcy as part of a weekend trip.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 10:32 pm

CaLculAted RiskCompleted  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

CaLculAted Risk

Hiked via the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the ADK Campgrounds. A much harder hike than I was expecting. 11 hours round trip with approximately a 1/2 hour hiking after nightfall. Beautiful fall colors and amazing summit views. A great first mountain for me and an opportunity to stand on top of New York State for a moment in time...
Posted Oct 15, 2007 1:51 pm

buzzdainerVan Hoevenberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998

buzzdainer

Lots of snow. Should have brought tele-skis!
Posted Oct 14, 2007 10:30 pm

Holsti97Rain, mud, and wind  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Holsti97

Started at the Adirondack Loj on the VanHoevenberg Trail at 9:35 AM. Rainy day. Reached the summit at 2:45 PM with my wife. High winds and mist at summit. Low visibility. Hiked down on slippery rocks. Used headlamps for last mile out. Reached parking lot at 7:00 PM. HP #25.
Posted Oct 12, 2007 12:18 pm

alpspitzeDay Hike from the Garden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1999

alpspitze

Great hike in September with no bugs and lots of sunshine.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 8:58 am

tiogaFirst ADK  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2002

tioga

Hiked up it with my parents on a summer vacation. I just remember it being chilly and windy on top and being incredibly tired by the end of the hike. We started from the Loj, so it was a 14 mile round trip.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:27 pm

gwave47Great View; Long Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

gwave47

It was a very long hike. Coming down the rocky creek beds is very unpleasant on the feet and every few steps it seem as if a rock rolls out from under you. The views were beautiful from the top and it was rather windy and chilly on the summit. Definitely worth the hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2007 9:27 am

cbuckerPerfect  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

cbucker

Prefect day. Very long, wet ascent with great clear visibility.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 6:55 pm

Bark EaterFirst Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1976

Bark Eater

My first ascent of many. I prefer the approach from Tahawus to the Van Hoevenberg trail...relatively few people and more interesting. It makes for a challenging day hike. Winter Ascent on 12/30/79.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 5:11 pm

velodurtVan Hoevenberg  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

velodurt

We had a great day on Marcy, even if it did rain on us on the descent. The Daks are a beautiful place and Marcy is a jewel! Check out our report and pics at Natural Born Hikers-Mount Marcy
Posted Aug 4, 2007 9:32 am

thelisaNew Year's Backpack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

thelisa

Had the summit to myself for a good while that day. Cold but clear blue sky and bright sunshine. A great way to start the year!
Posted Jul 23, 2007 7:42 pm

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