Algonquin Peak Climber's Log

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woodstrider

woodstrider - Apr 28, 2005 4:19 pm

Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: Jan 1, 99 and Mar 7, 99  Sucess!

Very cold and windy both times

Pawel Krol

Pawel Krol - Mar 3, 2005 12:52 pm

Route Climbed: Normal trail Date Climbed: Nov 21 2004  Sucess!

Nice trail.

doctorpeakbagger

doctorpeakbagger - Feb 21, 2005 5:03 pm

Route Climbed: from the dam Date Climbed: September 13, 2004  Sucess!

Beautiful views. Great day.

edog2005

edog2005 - Feb 4, 2005 5:55 pm

Route Climbed: From Adirondak Loj Date Climbed: 07 July 2004  Sucess!

Started too late on this walk and ended up sweating a lot through the woods, although the afternoon weather was good, no storms. Crowds on the summit (including park rangers!)

Rob A

Rob A - Jan 29, 2005 10:43 pm

Route Climbed: Trail From heart Lake Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!

High Peak #2. Great climb with awesome views. Started down late. Got back to Marcy Dam after dark.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 10:50 pm

Route Climbed: From Adirondak Loj Date Climbed: May 1988  Sucess!

Easy hike during breakup. Mud wasn't very bad at all.

climbmn

climbmn - Nov 30, 2004 3:14 am

Route Climbed: Algonquin-Avalanche Lake Date Climbed: November, 2001  Sucess!

One of my first climbs. Did Algonquin, Iroquois and Wright in one day. Truly an amazing place!

Ethan Stansbury

Ethan Stansbury - Oct 27, 2004 1:06 pm

Route Climbed: Adirondack LOJ to Summit, Return trip through Avalanche Pass Date Climbed: October 23, 2004  Sucess!

Perfect fall hiking day. Ice and Snow starting at about the Wright Peak Trailhead. Last 1/4 of the mountain was very icey, yet fun! Return trip through Avalanche Pass.



We skipped Wright and Iroquois due to the 15 mile trek and low daylight hours. Total trip took 9 hours with various gazing breaks inbetween.



Hiking partners were Tim Bressett (46er) and Heath LaBarre (1st high peak).

jaikansi

jaikansi - Oct 7, 2004 7:30 pm

Route Climbed: from heart lake Date Climbed: october 1 2004  Sucess!

BEAUTIFUL FALL DAY WITH EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. DEFINATELY WORTH THE EFFORT.

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Aug 17, 2004 1:32 pm

Route Climbed: Marcy Dam to Wright/Algonquin Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!

The clouds had cleared from the summit shortly before we headed up. Although there was a stream running down the trail in some places, we thoroughly enjoyed the somewhat steep rock pitches before the treeline breaks. Great views of Marcy, Colden, Wallface, and Iroquois, among others, from the top. I stared at the Trap Dike and adjacent slide on Colden for a long time and I'm really looking forward to doing that route sometime soon.

sajego

sajego - Aug 3, 2004 10:25 am

Route Climbed: From a leento on Lake Colden Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

We climbed up the "back" side of the mountain after coming through Avalanch pass in the pouring rain and making camp in a Leento near Lake Colden.



There were bears, but we spent a relaxing day rigging a way to tie up our food so that the bears ate our neighbor's food instead.



The hike to the summit was a good climb up slabs of rock. I'd rather climb on flat, steep slabs than steps or erroded dirt trails.

dspal

dspal - Jul 31, 2004 4:46 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hovenburg trail to Algonquin/MacIntyre trail Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

steep, with 3 feet of packed snow and ice, slow pace and care required without crampons

hekki6 - Jul 7, 2004 9:06 pm

Route Climbed: Adk to summit Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Took my good buddy Chris for his first high peak hike.

He was a bit overwhelmed at some of the steeper parts of the trail, but he was a good hiker, and was really amazed at the beauty of the view from the summit. We spent over an hour on top, and he did a lot of photography of the surrounding peaks. At the Wright junction where we stopped for a snack on the way up, we were entertained by a pair of fisher, who ran around and peered at us from a distance of only 10 feet.Chris wants to climb more of the"46". I think I created another potential 46er.

Josh

Josh - Jul 6, 2004 7:07 pm

Date Climbed: 2nd July 2004  Sucess!

Reached the summit at 3 pm. It was a beautiful day except for the wind which made the summit a bit cold.

Brian Pierz

Brian Pierz - Jun 14, 2004 8:10 am

Route Climbed: From the Loj... Date Climbed: January 30, 2004  Sucess!

My first foray into more serious winter hiking, and one of the most challenging things I've ever done. I believe we were the only ones to do Algonquin that day, as we were hiking through fresh powder the whole way once we broke off the trail from the Loj.



We were fine in boots until we reached the tree line. At that point we downed some of our buddy Mike's trusty hot green tea, threw on our extra layers, and put on our snowshoes for the final (and most difficult) ascent. The snowshoes worked fairly well, but in spots crampons (or shoes with bigger "teeth" would've) would've been much more effective. There were several times where there wasn't much for the snowshoe teeth to grab onto, and I slid down several feet on my stomach. This was fun at first, but after the third or forth time it was just exhausting me.



We didn't spend much time at the top, as our eyelashes were literally frozen (see ChrisPierz's entry below). If you're going to do a winter hike, people aren't joking when they say make sure you're well prepared. Layering is important, as you'll go from hot and sweaty to colder than you've ever been in the span of 5 minutes. Have fun!

MrOysterhead

MrOysterhead - Jun 1, 2004 5:15 pm

Route Climbed: From Heart Lake, Decent to Avalanche Pass Date Climbed: July, 1999  Sucess!

Summit was partially clouded in by the time we reached it, it didn't start raining until we began our decent on the other side towards Iroquois Peak.

MrOysterhead

MrOysterhead - Jun 1, 2004 5:13 pm

Route Climbed: From Heart Lake Date Climbed: May, 1998  Sucess!

Beautiful day with no clouds in the sky. Summit was windy on the North side as you approached above treeline, but totally calm on top.

MrOysterhead

MrOysterhead - Jun 1, 2004 5:11 pm

Route Climbed: From Heart Lake Date Climbed: August, 1994  Sucess!

Conditions at the Loj were clear and warm. Above treeline visibility was about 20 feet, the winds were gusting, and it was very cool (probably in the 40s). Summited and then left in a rain storm.

DaveC

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!!!

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