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CObergsteigenCloudy day
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1998

CObergsteigen

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

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

tigerlilly

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

Onager

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

yadahzoemtn

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

THalky

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

ScAtTeRbOnE

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

Bkoziol3

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

stokel

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

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

triyoda

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

gintherj

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

JimWallace

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

TLP

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

SLinehan88

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

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

VermontMike

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

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

Koba

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

starship_jenFour Corners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

starship_jen

Our 46th winter peak! No views from the top as the clouds moved back in and it was super windy, but it was our big finish! Awesome! Definitely must return to this one!
Posted Feb 22, 2009 6:57 pm

TahawusMount Skylight  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Tahawus

Climbed with Gray via the Uphill Brook Trail from Tahawus. My final peak of the forty-six and a great finish to a multi-day trek. We arrived at the summit of Skylight's beautiful grassy dome around noon on what might have been the finest day of the year. Fantastic views of Marcy, Haystack and Panther Gorge abound. Don't forget to bring a stone to the summit cairn!
Posted Aug 11, 2008 9:57 pm

MoapaPkJune 1971 marcy-skylight-gray day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1971

MoapaPk

I loved this peak -- so mellow. Lots of snow.
Posted Apr 3, 2008 8:47 pm

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