Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

Mt Marcy

Regional discussion and conditions reports for the Eastern US. Please post partners requests and trip plans in the Eastern US Climbing Partners section.
 

Mt Marcy

Postby Jow » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:11 pm

I am doing Mt Marcy this upcoming weekend. Any suggestions on clothing to bring? I was going to do standard hiking pants, and wicking long sleeve shirt. does anyone recomend warmer for to top?
thanks
User Avatar
Jow

 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: New York, New York, United States
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

Postby brokesomeribs » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:43 pm

You'll be fine. Maybe bring a lightweight wind shell for the summit or an unexpected rainshower.
User Avatar
brokesomeribs

 
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:48 am
Location: New Jersey, United States
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Postby welle » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:07 pm

definitely a rainshell. plus a fleece or light pile jacket (like down sweater). Adirondacks tend to be at least 10 degree cooler than downstate and that's in the valley. It gets pretty chilly up on the top. At the very least bring a wool hat.
User Avatar
welle

 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 9:08 pm
Location: NY, New York, United States
Thanked: 21 times in 17 posts

Postby beaudittl » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:10 pm

Not really pertaining to clothing, (don't know how much High Peaks hiking you've done)but if you want to enjoy a peaceful summit get up there early. I did Table Top and Phelps this past weekend in a down pour, and we still passed at least 8 to 10 groups headed for Marcy. Regardless, hope you have an awesome trip. Cheers
User Avatar
beaudittl

 
Posts: 63
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:37 am
Location: New York, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Postby Jow » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Thanks. Yea i'll definitly be heading out early, plan is on mountain around 6:30am. I'll have to keep eye on weather as we get closer in week, but i'll plan for light shell at least.
User Avatar
Jow

 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: New York, New York, United States
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

Postby Jow » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:10 pm

Also how are the black flies doing now a days?
User Avatar
Jow

 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: New York, New York, United States
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

Postby rasgoat » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:06 pm

If camping bring warm clothes for the night, don't know bout flys now
User Avatar
rasgoat

 
Posts: 789
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:55 am
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Thanked: 7 times in 6 posts

Postby welle » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:11 pm

flies were not too terrible on Memorial Day weekend, but it's been raining so much, the mosquitos are out of control!
User Avatar
welle

 
Posts: 600
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 9:08 pm
Location: NY, New York, United States
Thanked: 21 times in 17 posts

Re: Mt Marcy

Postby James_W » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:25 am

Jow wrote:I am doing Mt Marcy this upcoming weekend. Any suggestions on clothing to bring? I was going to do standard hiking pants, and wicking long sleeve shirt. does anyone recomend warmer for to top?
thanks


Mount Marcy is very easy compared to other 46ers. Bring a good shell and pants.
User Avatar
James_W

 
Posts: 1469
Joined: Sat May 14, 2005 2:47 pm
Location: Northern Okanagan, BC, Canada
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post

Postby The Ogre » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:20 am

Long sleeve wicking
Nylon pants
Winter hat
Rainjacket
Fleece vest

should be minimum clothing for the High Peaks all summer, IMO. If it is supposed to be really warm, I suppose you could leave the fleece.
User Avatar
The Ogre

 
Posts: 136
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:43 am
Location: East Rochester, New York, United States
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post

Postby Jow » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:43 pm

Allright cool, I am excited haven't been to Adirondaks in awhile. This is first major hike of season for me, so it should be tough but fun.
User Avatar
Jow

 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: New York, New York, United States
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

Postby Jow » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:51 pm

Beautiful day. hiking pants were converted to shorts for duration and wicking long sleeve shirt was more than enough. Summit while windy was very comfortable and lots of people were hanging out casually eating sandwiches etc. trail was quite wet but hiking socks and gortex hiking boots kept feet nice and dry. I am sore today but overall it was a super fun time. then went to lake placid pub and brewery for dinner and beers.
User Avatar
Jow

 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:53 pm
Location: New York, New York, United States
Thanked: 18 times in 16 posts

Postby TLP » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:08 pm

Jow wrote:Beautiful day. hiking pants were converted to shorts for duration and wicking long sleeve shirt was more than enough. Summit while windy was very comfortable and lots of people were hanging out casually eating sandwiches etc. trail was quite wet but hiking socks and gortex hiking boots kept feet nice and dry. I am sore today but overall it was a super fun time. then went to lake placid pub and brewery for dinner and BEERS.


nice.
User Avatar
TLP

 
Posts: 499
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:03 pm
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts


Return to Eastern US (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast)

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.