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b_bettsRoute Climbed: ? Date Climbed: 1995

b_betts

Don't remember which route it was, but it was one of my first mountains!
Posted Feb 16, 2006 9:35 pm

locationA_D_D85Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Date Climbed: 11/7/04  Sucess!

locationA_D_D85

First real hike in the DAKS_it was slush and mud most of the way up but then towards the top it was ice and snow_i didn't have any crampons or snowshoes just poles and summer hiking boots_toes were cold but i still made it to the top___overall good hike but i think to many people do this and the trail is way beaten down_saw people at the top too_smoked a bowl and slid/ ran back down_good times
Posted Feb 10, 2006 1:21 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 1992  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Preface this by saying this was in my college days:



Did this whole hike on LSD- It was amazing at times and really tough other times. I was working on the ADK 46ers in college and got a real job in CA so I was taken away from the area with only 28 of the high peaks done. Gothics and Colden were my favorites. Tough to go back after climbing in the west.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 8:51 pm

kozRoute Climbed: Van Hovenberg Date Climbed: September 5, 1998 (1st time)  Sucess!

koz

Soloed for highpoint #4; summit completely clouded-in. Only cleared up when I was too far back down. Glad to have returned 3 years later in perfect weather & great views.
Posted Jan 2, 2006 11:21 pm

Michel CDate Climbed: Spring 1985  Sucess!

Michel C

It was my first hike above 4,000 ft.. Seen many bears.. Memorable souvenirs..
Posted Nov 27, 2005 11:10 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: January, 2003  Sucess!

Livelife4Summits

Spur of a moment decision....drove from PA to the Garden...took off for the summit @ 2am in the morning, down by 4pm....back home in PA by midnight. As usual it snowed, i was freezing but thank god for the volunteers maintaining the lodge who helped out with some hot chocolate and a great atmosphere.....
Posted Nov 6, 2005 6:56 pm

MikeWRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: February, 2005  Sucess!

MikeW

Did it with my touring skis. Beautiful day with lots of sun and the snow was good. Great skiing on the way down, a little bit dangerous for the people going up though. The summit cone was icy, should have brought my ski crampons.
Posted Nov 2, 2005 11:20 am

climbhighnowRoute Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: summer 2004  Sucess!

climbhighnow

this was the wettest climb ever. We couldn't see more than 15 ft. any of the three days we spent on Marcy, except for one weather window which happened at Marcy dam ; which is beatiful. still good to see another part of the country though, even if only alittle of it.
Posted Oct 28, 2005 12:09 pm

vanman798Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2005

vanman798

This is a wonderful hike for the east coast, almost up to west coast standards.

We packed into the dam, and camped there, then did the climb the next morning. Full day experience with a stop at Indian falls.

The mosquites on the hike to and from the dam were very bad!

Read the trip report.
Posted Oct 20, 2005 1:50 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: From Skylight side Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

We stayed overnight at the Opalescent brook shelter and went for Sklight then Marcy in snowy conditions. The weather cleared only after we had begun our descent toward Haystack. The top seemed nice. It seems like every adirondack high peak we have been on has either been snowy or had no visibility except maybe whiteface. Oh well. That's the daks for you.
Posted Oct 17, 2005 10:29 pm

James_WRoute Climbed: Van Hovenberg Trail Date Climbed: Semptember, 2005  Sucess!

James_W

Long hike on a beautiful day. The summit is a shopping mall.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 10:30 am

iceisniceRoute Climbed: Don't remember Date Climbed: Long time ago  Sucess!

iceisnice

Easy hike, but hey..........its the highest peak in NY.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 12:52 am

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

TLP

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!

pmlupi

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!

raj96290

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!

dluders

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!

climber46

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!

gregorpatsch

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

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