Algonquin Peak Climber's Log

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DaveC - May 20, 2004 7:36 pm

Route Climbed: N side from Adk Loj Date Climbed: Summer of 1991  Sucess!

Climbed this one with an out of shape cigarette smoker who passed out at the top. He was so beat coming down the other side (we were carrying frame packs) that we had to bivvy on the one flat spot in the trail. Otherwise a nice experience.

hekki6 - Apr 20, 2004 6:04 am

Route Climbed: Adk. Lodge To Summit Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!

Actually, this was to be a trip to Iroquois. At the jct. to Wright, we were forced to don our crampons, as the trail turned to a gigantic ice sheet.The climbing wasn't bad, but the winds at the summit actually blew two of our party off their feet. After a quick conference. we decided to save Iroquois for a less blustery day. We later found out that the winds at the summit that day were in excess of 50 mph. Still a good trip!!!


rolkamon - Mar 28, 2004 12:32 pm

Date Climbed: 24 August 2003  Sucess!

Great hike with Maragaret.


mikethehiker - Feb 23, 2004 7:39 pm

Route Climbed: avalanche pass trail Date Climbed: june 2003  Sucess!

Wonderful scenery, but tough conditions because of the bugs at that time of the year


crag - Jan 23, 2004 2:36 pm

Route Climbed: from Lake Colden Date Climbed: August 19, 1994  Sucess!

Camped for several days at Lake Colden. We hiked up the pretty rugged trail to the summit of Algonquin, then missed the the use trail leading to Iriqouis on the way back. So we hiked back up a few hundred feet and hit Iroquis too. I grew up in northern New York, and wherever I go, the Adirondacks will always be "home."


Tweezer - Nov 26, 2003 10:55 am

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: Aug 1997  Sucess!

fun hike!!! MY first climb over 4000ft! Lots of people though.


franbel - Nov 15, 2003 8:55 am

Date Climbed: August 30, 2003  Sucess!

It stop raining but still sleepy.


franbel - Nov 15, 2003 8:43 am

Date Climbed: november 6, 2003  Sucess!

Hot day for November. And a picture to remember for a long time.


SMILLER - Oct 23, 2003 7:57 am

Route Climbed: MCINTYRE TRAIL Date Climbed: AUGUST 5,2003  Sucess!




hillman - Sep 23, 2003 9:18 pm

Route Climbed: from loj Date Climbed: june 20 2002  Sucess!

Great views of coldens slides


kevsmith - Sep 2, 2003 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: ADK Loj, standard Algonquin trail Date Climbed: 31 August, 2003  Sucess!

Temp. low-50s to start. Trails in fine condition, quite rocky but nothing too arduous. Encountered a moderate number of hikers, still a very comfortable hike. Reached summit in about 4 hours, including Wright peak en route.

Windy and cool at summit, felt like low-40s. Recommend several light layers and something warmer for summit if you plan on resting. Busy at the top, much more so than the hike. Gorgeous views, nice clear day. Return trip much quicker. Overall very enjoyable, well-worth it.


nuclimber - Aug 8, 2003 1:03 pm

Route Climbed: avalanche pass Date Climbed: july 2000  Sucess!

i STRONGLY suggest going through the pass. the backside is much more difficult, but well worth it.


e_wire - Jun 10, 2003 12:00 pm

Route Climbed: West Trail Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Very easy hike. Nothing to spectacular about it. Nicer in winter because the peak has less visitors. About 3 to 4h round trip from Adirondack Lodge.


climber46 - Apr 25, 2003 7:59 pm

Route Climbed: standard route 2x; Trail from Lake Colden 1x Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1999; Jun 17, 2001; Aug 9, 2002  Sucess!

My sister Debbie and I climbed Algonquin Peak, 2nd highest in NY State.

The hike was somewhat challenging but the views at the top were worthwhile. We stopped at a delightful waterfall and darnk some pure mountain water (after filtering it of course).

Algonquin has some of the best views for the amount of effort. It may be my favorite peak of all. I have been to its lofty summit three times now. The rock slides of Mt Colden are one of my favorite views ever.

Then you turn the other way on Algonquin and you see Wallface, the tallest cliffs in the Adirondacks.

santiken - Sep 30, 2002 5:03 pm

Route Climbed: Adirondack Loj Date Climbed: Sept 30th, 2002  Sucess!

I really love the summit on this mountain. However, the trip up is quite boring in my opinion. Plus, it takes on way too much traffic...even on a Monday! There were a couple of fun spots, but overall, it's a very rocky and the day I did it, slippery trip. The view from the summit is expansive and spectacular, but to tell you the truth, I enjoyed my trip up little Mount Jo better. Hey, what can I say. I really enjoy my solitude.


mt10climber - Sep 25, 2002 4:33 pm

Route Climbed: Avalanche Pass Date Climbed: September 21,2002  Sucess!

Climbed with my wife,Debbie.Son,Bob and dog Taylor.


skiing311 - Sep 6, 2002 8:18 am

Route Climbed: Traditional route from ADK Loj Date Climbed: September 2, 2001  Sucess!

A fairly easy hike. Add Wright and Iroquois to make this a 3 peak day. The views from the 3 peaks, however, are quite similar so there really is no need to do the others, unless you're peakbagging.


mavs0 - Aug 7, 2002 2:47 pm

Route Climbed: From ADK's Adirondack LOJ Date Climbed: August 1, 2002  Sucess!

I found this trip much easier that I expected, The trail is so well maintained and worn compaired to the routes up so many of the other "46er" summits it's much easier than it 5100' height would seem. The view is expansive but we were chased off the summit after about 15 minutes by approching thunderstorms (close).

This and the side trip to Wright Peak took us about 6.5 hrs to complete. Very worthwhile summit. Made this trek with my 11 y/o son & 9 y/o daughter. As long as your in descent shape, it should pose no difficulties.


mtboy417 - Dec 15, 2001 7:11 pm

Route Climbed: From the Lodge, and from Marcy Dam Date Climbed: August 95, May 98, July 2000  Sucess!

i climbed it from the Lodge in August of 95 in the middle of a storm where the temps dipped below 40 degrees near the summit (the temp at the lodge was a nice balmy 70). in 98 i agian climbed it from the lodge, this time in nice, but very windy weather. in 2000 i climbed it in the middle of a gale with 50 mph winds and heavy rain.

Algonquin has great views, but i don't think the weather is ever nice on top.

William Marler

William Marler - Jun 4, 2001 12:56 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: June 1, 2001, Dec. 19, 2002  Sucess!

3.5 Hours to the summit was a good time due to the conditions of the trails. Still very sloppy and some ice in the shady sections. Excellent weather. One of many summits here. This is an excellent conditioning hike and for those of us in Eastern Canada easy to reach in one day.

Climbed in december as well in 2002. Excellent day had trail to ourselves

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