Algonquin Peak Climber's Log

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nefarious_1_ - Jul 16, 2013 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Another High Peak  Sucess!

Spectacular views, quite possibly the nicest in the park. Lovely day, up and down (including Wright) in 5.75hrs with a nice break on Algonquin Summit.


jbonbright - Jun 30, 2013 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2012

Wet, cloudy, and steep  Sucess!

My son (13) and I (49) hiked this from the Adirondack Loj via the Van Hoevenberg Trail. Total time on trail was around 7 hours. There were no views from the top but it was still a very rewarding (but tiring) hike for both of us.


aaronjames - Jan 6, 2013 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Jan 5, 2013

Winter Beauty!  Sucess!

Second time up this mountain, but my first time during winter. Incredibly beautiful snowy landscape. Made our way to the summit without seeing any trail Cairns whatsoever. Unfortunately there was no view, but the clouds cleared as we descended so we caught a nice view of Wright. Warning, people at the Loj will try and force you to rent snowshoes, I found they worked best on the back of my pack and used my crampons the entire hike.


AlphaRomero - Dec 24, 2012 12:15 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1977

1977!  Sucess!

My third of the 46ers, thanks to a great Scoutmaster who helped me get hooked on outdoor adventures. (Duly reported to "Dear Grace" of the ADK 46ers at the time!)


Sjboatwright - Nov 18, 2012 11:16 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2011

More snow than expected  Sucess!

Being only the second of the high peaks attempted, needless to say, we weren't fully prepared. The last quarter mile of the trail was an enormous ice sheet that took us by surprise given the warm temperatures at the base. After many 50 foot slides down the mountain, we made it to the summit.


Mlasky - Sep 27, 2012 12:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2012

Hot & Humid  Sucess!

Did the entire ridge run...Algonquin/Boundary/Iroquois/Wright. Long but fun day.

kit - Aug 24, 2012 9:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2009

Nice, short hike with a lovely view  Sucess!

Took about three hours to the top. The trail was a bit uneven, but very easy to hike in summer. At the top there is a steeper part with bare rock. The trail is never exposed in any way, and can be hiked by people who don't like heights. The view from the top over the nearby mountains and the lake nested between them is lovely.


BobEnein - May 29, 2012 11:33 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

Algonquin Peak  Sucess!

Great but tough hike. This mountain packs more punch than any in its height, steep climb with rock scrambling going steady up 2990 feet in less than 3 miles on the Yellow Blaze trail. I climbed out and back through the blue and yellow trails. Weather was great and cooperating and the view from the summit is breathtaking with many lakes and surrounding peaks and a great visibility in a clear sky day like the one I had. Lots of mudd on the way up and many streams, typical in a spring climb, to drink from after using water tablets. Not too many people on the mountain as feared. Started around 10:20 AM and was back in 7 hours. Had a Great time!


aaronjames - Mar 4, 2012 9:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Algonquin Peak  Sucess!

Great hike with wonderful views of the surrounding peaks. Take the time to summit Iroquois and Wright while you're up there. There is an ongoing restoration project at the peak which feels a little like a garden in summer!


Hotoven - Jan 9, 2012 4:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2012

Cold White and Windy  Sucess!

White Out conditions, could only see a few feet a head. Followed wind battered footprints to the top. The went down the other side. Wind Gust of up to 50 MPH and snowing all day.


lutty11 - Dec 28, 2011 10:30 pm

Typical Daks!

Great training, perfect for an overnight. Was pretty wet light rain at times, cold and windy at summit. All and all great fun!


sederman - Dec 4, 2011 12:40 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2011

Stuart Derman  Sucess!

Sick Climb. We got an early start which paid off because a the day went on the wind got stronger. At the summit the wind was between 50mph and 65-70mph gusts. Having crampons was a real plus as the upper half of the trail was coated with thick ice.


Flattlander - Sep 21, 2011 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Gorgeous  Sucess!

w/ Wright and Iroquois. The Adirondacks are amazing. I don't go there enough.


stokel - Apr 6, 2011 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

First ADK High Peak  Sucess!

I've actually now summited Algonquin 3 times. 2 times with a view.


forgues9999 - Mar 29, 2011 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 1986

Snow flurry

My first peak in late fall. Got to the summit and the wind was howling at 80 km per hour and it was snowwing horizontally. Lost our way back for the first hundred yards before turning back on the right trail.


cbeats - Feb 24, 2011 12:36 am Date Climbed: Feb 12, 2011

Winter ascent  Sucess!

Didn't really appreciate the "mandatory" snowshoes on the rocky, icy summit with 30-40mph winds. Not a lot of views but still a fun climb.


chrisbrown - Feb 23, 2011 2:27 pm

Excellent day hike with friends  Sucess!

Climbed this from the Lake Colden side(solo) in 2009. Then went back with friends and did it again from the Adirondack Loj side(Aug. 2010) Great time and excellent views.


mnpalerm - Feb 20, 2011 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2010

Gorgeous  Sucess!

Crisp snow, clear skies, calm winds, and solitude on the summit...priceless.


needwater - Feb 1, 2011 7:41 pm


will hit it next time up 2011!!!


rasgoat - Jan 5, 2011 4:44 am

Nice Peak  Sucess!

Wanna go back for Wright and Iroquois

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