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

vanny37

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

nice
Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:55 pm

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

gcap

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!

Tbacon251

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!

woodstrider

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!

orandall

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!

n8jojohnson

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

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

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