Spent two cold days bagging the High Peaks. Hit Algonquain, Coldon and Gray, spent a brutally cold night in a lean-to then hit Skylight, Marcy and Phelps. We were past peak for the foliage thus making this a cold overcast and gloomy adventure.
This hike (7.5 miles, 3000 feet in under 4 hours) convinced me that I could climb all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. After reaching Marcy, I climbed nearby Skylight, and Gray.
bushwhack from Lake Tear- fresh unbroken snow in winter. In summer herdpath easy to follow
I also bushwacked the ridge over to marcy, it was kind of tight, and no place for a full pack. I lost my new eyeglasses when my pack ripped open somwhere up there.