Algonquin Peak Climber's Log

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SLinehan88 - Jul 5, 2009 7:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2009

Mud  Sucess!

The trail had turned into a stream in places. I almost could have swum to the top.


Bkoziol3 - May 25, 2009 10:24 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

alot of clouds  Sucess!

a weak cold front brought with it some clouds that clung at about 4500 feet and up. it decided to clear about 2PM.. an hour after i had started descending towards Avalanche Lake.. no views was a disappointment. a lot of scrambles on the way up and even more ppl up top when i arrived...


capanache - May 5, 2009 7:30 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

spring is coming  Sucess!

peak was great as expected, on the descent we criss-crossed a roaring snow melt stream multiple times, the highlight for me.


MtnLdr - Mar 4, 2009 9:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Great Overnight!  Sucess!

I'm pretty sure I was successfull. It was nearly whited-out, with a pretty hefty wind. Great time though, broke trail for about two miles, had the mountain all to myself.


MorganF - Jan 22, 2009 8:08 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2008

First Mountaineering Expedition Ever!  Sucess!

It was a beautiful and COLD Lake Placid morning. I had just bought tons of ice climbing and mountaineering gear without ever having set foot on a snowy mountain or climbed an ice cube (i'm from the south). The day was about 10 degrees and sunny.

The climb was flawless and easy. 40 mph winds above tree line brought the temp down to about -20 wind chill (the coldest i'd ever felt) but we summited in light westcomb jackets and a few baselayers. I wasn't even cold (probably adrenaline) even though a guy with an exposed face had gotten minor frostbite on his nose (get a clava dude!).

It was a perfectly clear day and we could see for miles and miles. We forgot the camera, go figure, but it wouldn't have worked anyway. Too cold. Great experience and a perfect first climb.


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

nice day  Sucess!

Classic hike if you combine with Wright and Iriquois


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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