Algonquin Peak Climber's Log

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friday

friday - Jan 3, 2009 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

First High Peak in the Adirondacks  Sucess!

First High Peak, and first peak in the Adirondacks! Not much snow until the turnoff to Wright's Peak. Very steep hike after that. Crampons needed after the tree line. It was windy, snowing, visibility limited to a few dozen yards, and possibly the coldest temperature I've ever been exposed to outside. But, I had a blast! Can't wait to get back to do a few more peaks in the area.

Narendra

Narendra - Dec 21, 2008 10:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

nice day  Sucess!

Classic hike if you combine with Wright and Iriquois

irennie

irennie - Aug 20, 2008 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007

Fall Showers  Sucess!

Nice workout. Pretty dense fog the entire time so no views but still a nice hike.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Aug 18, 2008 7:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

No visibility  Sucess!

Totally socked-in. A good workout, though!

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Algonquin Peak  Sucess!

Climbed with Wright and Iroquois via the McIntyre Range Trail from the Adirondack Loj. A beautiful mountain indeed. Many expansive lawns of Deer's Hair Sedge and Bigelow's Sedge on Algonquin's grassy summit dome. The only drawback proved to be the crowds of people at the top. Found more solitude over on Iroquois.

CaLculAted Risk

CaLculAted Risk - Aug 7, 2008 6:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2008

Soaking Rain  Sucess!

Climbed Algonquin from the Loj in a full day rainstorm. The trail from Wright's junction looked like a river with waterfalls. Each step and hand placement had to be carefully thought out lest we be knocked back down the trail. Summit was cold with sideways frozen rain and no views (in a cloud). We had to shout to communicate with eachother and of course, the camera failed. It was a great challenge and a great experience. I hope to summit again someday in better weather.

sbkelley

sbkelley - May 29, 2008 4:10 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Intro to the East  Sucess!

Quite an adventure for my first peak east of the Mississippi. Great views and steep trail made it feel no different than out West. Strong winds and rain on top added to the excitement.

Spindle

Spindle - May 26, 2008 7:50 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2008

Crazy weather  Sucess!

Weather alternated between sun and rain until we reached the treeline, then it was all wind and blowing mist. Completely socked in. The trail was still snow/ice covered above 3500' and very slippery.

StumblingBear

StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 9:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1997

As Good As It Gets!  Sucess!

Was a great day for a hike/climb, about as perfect a day as could be asked for. We did the climb in one day from the ADK Loj, was enough for me! First trip in the Adirondacks.

JonW

JonW - Mar 28, 2008 9:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2002

First Time in Daks  Sucess!

We did this as part of a 3 day loop in the Daks after doing Marcy. I found the descent on the otherside pretty steep and it took a lot out of the legs...but maybe I was really out of shape back then.

Steger

Steger - Mar 27, 2008 6:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving  Sucess!

With terrible pronunciation, we Bostonians greeted each French Canadian we passed with, "Joyeux action de grace!"

We were rained on for most of the four days of this backpacking trip.

Koba

Koba - Dec 19, 2007 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Awesome trek  Sucess!

Algonquin and Wright were my first High Peaks. Full overcast, decent snowfall and icy conditions above 3000' and just awesome. Definitely recommend stabilizers or crampons at this time of the year as I managed to bite it repeatedly above the treeline.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 9:57 pm

Windy Summit  Sucess!

A better looking mountain than Marcy, and a cooler name, too.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2001

A great backpacking trip  Sucess!

This was a tough climb from the ADK loj.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:29 pm

Several Times  Sucess!

Have climbed it several times, in my opinion it is one of the nicest hikes in New York.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 12:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1997

Algonquin Peak  Sucess!

A marten calmly walked down the trail from behind us while we were taking a break. It's the only time I've ever seen one.

tioga

tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2007

Windy  Sucess!

Climbed it on a cold, windy, icy day in the Dacks. Did it with my brother and we started from the Loj, climbing Wright Peak on the way back down.

tigerlilly

tigerlilly - Sep 7, 2007 5:55 pm

Greak Hike  Sucess!

Lotsa of fun. Cold!

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Aug 20, 2007 3:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1998

with OTC group  Sucess!

Great hike with OTC group.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1977

Beginning of a great backpack trip!  Sucess!

My first time up Algonquin. One of the most beautiful Adirondack high peaks. I've been up in winter conditions, and most recently, in September of 2004.

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