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starship_jenFour Corners  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009


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


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


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

StegerCanadian Thanksgiving  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007


This was part of a multi-peak day.
Posted Mar 27, 2008 6:11 pm

MattGreeneSuperstition  Sucess!
Take a small stone to the top to appease the weather gods. It's supposed to bring good weather, although I'm not sure if that means snow, ice, or sun in the Adirondacks.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:02 pm

EastcoastMikeSkylight and Marcy


Climbed this as part of a 2 night trip with my dad quite some time ago, also did Marcy the same day.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 10:30 pm

Bark EaterGreat sister to Marcy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1977

Bark Eater

This can be a bonus to a day climb of Marcy from the south, but makes for a long day!
Posted Aug 18, 2007 5:18 pm

birdnyWow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1996


After climbing over Haystack the day before and sleeping in Panther Gorge is ungodly rain. We woke to a beautiful day and went up Skylight. It was an incredible summit, so open.
Posted Jun 20, 2007 8:23 am

The edgeADK #13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2005

The edge

with my new climbing buddy Alain!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 4:52 pm

mancopaNight Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003


Did both Marcy and Skylight at night. I don't remember seeing much. It was a bit dark. Were on the summit at about 11pm. Good times.
Posted Feb 20, 2007 1:09 am

jvarholaktouch Marcy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1972


great view of marcy and nice dayhike
Posted Jan 21, 2007 4:06 am

nartrebbonus peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007


Tagged the summit on the way to Marcy. No views (clouded over), but had fun leaning into the wind while balancing on a boulder on the summit.
Posted Jan 17, 2007 2:33 pm

rasgoatExcellent winter ascent!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007


Along with Nartreb, hiked up Skylight in no visibility with about 30 mph winds. Good rime on trees and rock.

Easy hike, (not the approach but the mountain itself). even in winter
Posted Jan 17, 2007 1:14 am

The OgreSkylight (after Marcy and Gray) March 2006  Sucess!

The Ogre

From ADK Loj via Van Ho trail, over Marcy, bushwhack to Gray and down to Lake Tear of the Clouds, up to Four Corners, tagged Skylight, back down and out via Lake Arnold. Weather: a little too perfect (a little too warm on this winter day; snow conditions turned bad later in the day.
Posted Jul 17, 2006 11:55 pm

SawtoothSeanAfter Work  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 1993


Headed out after finishing work at the Monopole (Plattsburgh). Good trail run to the stone collection. Weather was marginal.
Posted Feb 21, 2006 6:22 am

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: From Opalescent brook shelter Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

We hiked up and got some views to the south on skylight. There was a lot of snow on the ground. We spotted a pine marten at the trail junction below the summit before heading up Marcy which afforded no views, but had lots of ice and snow.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 9:02 am

pmlupiRoute Climbed: Via Avalance Pass Date Climbed: October 13, 1996  Sucess!


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 3:17 pm

climber46Route Climbed: Hiking Trail from the north Date Climbed: Sept 10, 2000  Sucess!


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. The view of Marcy to the north from Skylight is aesthetically pleasing.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 9:18 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Trail fron John Brook Date Climbed: 8/25/96 and Feb 7, 99  Sucess!


Always a great day. In the summer part of three peak extravaganza. In winter I did Grey, then Marcy and then Skylight.

Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:23 pm

mike_lindacherRoute Climbed: Via Opalescent - Four Corners Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


I've discovered a secret reward.......high quality provolone cheese. Keep it airtight and cool.
Posted May 20, 2004 7:45 pm

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