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CRiedel2Gray, Skylight, Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016


Hiked up from the Loj, took the Lake Arnold trail up and across to the other side. Then up to Gray Peak, then Mt Skylight and finished with Mt Marcy. Mt Skylight didn't seem as long a hike as it looked like from Gray Peak. Still, a good .5 mile hike up to some great views...and lunch! Headed back to the Loj via the Vanhovenburg trail. 11 hrs, 19 miles loop...I slept very well this night when I got home!
Posted Jul 31, 2016 12:57 pm

TheWolfIsLooseGray, Skylight, & Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2015


Combined Gray, Skylight, and Marcy. My girlfriend's first trip to the Dacks!!
Posted Nov 2, 2015 4:32 pm

Rhughson47Peak Bagging  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014


Climbed Skylight after Marcy. Planned to attempt Grey Pk but a terrible T-storm moved in and shut down any attempts for the afternoon.
Posted Aug 26, 2014 12:02 pm

CObergsteigenCloudy day
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1998


Peak in the clouds
Posted Mar 7, 2014 1:25 pm

tigerlillyWindy frozen world   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2014


We camped at the lean to at the base of Marshall and began our hike from there. We first went to Gray and then saw Skylight. Who could resist? The summit was a frozen moonscape with a steady 65mph wind coming straight out of Canada. Hard to stand on the summmit! Had to break trail, due to windswept drifts. Loads of fun.
I couldn't find a rock to bring up with me, but the Mt.Gods were gracious and kept the weather fine. Beautiful blue sky. A perfect winter day!!!!! fyi, If you have it, wear it.
Posted Feb 20, 2014 9:07 am

OnagerLast 46er!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2013


Summited Mount Skylight during a Saturday through Monday backpacking trip. We backpacked in the rain Saturday night to one of the Avalanche Lean-Tos from the ADK Loj, spent the night, woke up late on Sunday morning and hit the trail to Feldspar via Lake Arnold. There is one section on the way to Feldspar that is currently flooded and requires balancing on the many floating logs on the trail. We then took the trail to Lake Tear of the Clouds summited Gray Peak, and then headed to Four Corners junction. We began our ascent up Skylight, which required crampons due to many iced over sections of rock. Above treeline the winds picked up and my jacket actually began to freeze solid. We spent no more time that necessary to snap a few pictures, marking the end of our 46er conquest. A year and a half of hard labor and we were done! Summit time 1:50PM.
Posted Nov 4, 2013 1:16 pm

yadahzoemtnWinter and Summer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2008


First ascent with Don, Bob and Roman. Tagged Gray with this one. #2 Winter ascent with Dan. Tagged Gray, Skylight and Marcy on Feb.15, 2009
Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:02 pm

THalkyOn the way to Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


One very long day. But awesome views.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 11:42 am

Jimmy RiversSkylight 1st, then Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

Long day of hiking, hit the Skylight side trail for great views of Marcy, then up to Marcy itself.
Posted Jan 14, 2013 6:14 am

ScAtTeRbOnEMy 46er Finish on Skylight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012


I hiked from the Loj past Lake Arnold, up Gray, over to Skylight, and back over Marcy to the Loj. I loved the views from Skylight and the climb up the south face of Marcy. Great weather and route.
Posted Sep 17, 2012 10:11 am

jpbourqueSlant Rock-Haystack-Skylight-Marcy-Slant Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012
Left Slant Rock to climb haystack, relax a bit and down to lake Tears of the cloud to do a rapid ascent-descent of Skylight (missed it last year when doing Gray). We then went on to climbed Marcy. We had the summit to ourselves and the stewart. Super day. We climbed down to Slant Rock.
Posted Sep 4, 2012 9:48 am

Bkoziol3Climbed after Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011


A beautiful open summit with spectacular views of Marcy. Hit it up after topping out her big sister. It is too bad this peak is often over looked, or is it? #20
Posted Aug 22, 2011 7:29 pm

stokelFirst Winter Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2009


Climbed with Gray. Good views.
Posted Jun 17, 2011 11:21 am

triyoda5:00 pm Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2011


Amazing to watch the sunset from this peak in winter.
Posted Feb 6, 2011 2:51 pm

gintherjFrom Slant Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2009


Conditions were ensuring my snails pace on this trip. After descending Marcy, I decided to head up to Skylight. Very glad that I did; for an unassuming climb, it has a beautiful summit!
Posted Jun 23, 2010 3:04 pm

JimWallaceSkylight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


This is far my favorite of Adirondack high peaks.I could have stayed on this summit all day.It just gives me a good feeling.It is definately one of the most open of ADK summits too.The veiws are remarkable!...Jim w
Posted Jan 6, 2010 10:41 pm

TLPa great summer day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


I went up the trail to Lake Arnold, then to Feldspar, and up to Lake Tear of the Clouds. Along the way I tripped once and poked myself in the face with a trekking pole, and sank into some really deep mud twice. But hey that's the Adirondacks for you. I enjoyed the views from Skylight. A LOT of people were hiking from the Loj to various destinations on a perfect day weather wise, and it was the Sunday before Labor Day.
Posted Sep 9, 2009 10:23 am

SLinehan88From Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2009


A quick side trip.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 2:38 pm

VermontMikeFlies were awful that day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2003


. . . but the views were beautiful!
Posted May 16, 2009 1:13 am

KobaWhat a haul  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2009


Did from Loj via Feldspar Bk/Four Corners, up and over Marcy after and down the Van Hov, 17 miles. Legs decided to give up after Marcy Dam. Beautiful day.
Posted Mar 24, 2009 10:35 am

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