Mount Haystack Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - Sep 12, 2020 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2020

3rd of three  Sucess!

Eight hours to get here from the Loj, via Gray and Skylight. I started semi late and dawdled on the trail talking to a chap named Dagum, so I returned after full dark for a solid twelve and a half hour day. The 115 is complete.


CRiedel2 - Sep 17, 2016 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2016

#44/46 From The Garden  Sucess!

12 hour r/t from the Garden. Best weather I think there could possibly be: Blue skies, cool, slight breeze...the perfect day basically. Summited Mt Haystack, Basin Mt and Saddleback Mt. A long, challenging and very rewarding loop hike. I would do this again. Mt Haystack has really great views, very impressive! Some fun little scrambles on the way up too. I spent 45 minutes on Haystack and Basin, 15 on Saddleback. Too nice a day to rush things too much.


tigerlilly - Mar 22, 2016 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

HABASA  Sucess!

Hiked from the Garden to an ADK lean to on Friday night. Camped. Climbed Haystack, Basin and Saddleback on Saturday. Camped out 2nd night. Sunday we climbed Yard. GORGEOUS sunny weekend. Plenty of ice. Bring the biggest baddest crampons you have. We never used snow shoes. A wonderful weekend. Great fun!!!


TheWolfIsLoose - Nov 2, 2015 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2014

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Part of our epic Great Range Traverse. Brutally good times!! Also, in my opinion, Haystack is the best scramble in the Great Range. I thought it was so fun that (because we went down the good part during our Great Range Traverse) I made my friend wait in the middle of our day so I could turn around and scramble to the summit!


JRaphaelson - Sep 6, 2015 11:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Brutal hike. But well worth the effort.


J-rodd - Nov 18, 2014 10:57 am Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2013

My first summit in the ADS  Sucess!

This one is just a wonder full climb.


jm141302 - Sep 8, 2014 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

All to myself  Sucess!

Watched the sunset from the top, climbed down, woke up early, and watched the sunrise. Really nice peak.


CObergsteigen - Mar 7, 2014 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1998

Day 4 peak  Sucess!

With Rick


Rhughson47 - Mar 5, 2014 10:39 am

Re: In The Dark

haha I can relate! She's a bit of a jaunt from the camps at Marcy Dam


Rhughson47 - Mar 5, 2014 10:38 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Summer?  Sucess!

Snowing on the summit, raining below tree line. The trail was practically a waterfall. Climbed Tabletop and Haystack in single day ... was tempted to add Marcy but waited until the next day.


iamrwood - Jan 13, 2014 12:42 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

In The Dark  Sucess!

Summited in the dark, during a storm on a trip in to Marcy before descending to search for camping. Most difficult night of my life!!!


Onager - Oct 14, 2013 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2013

Awesome  Sucess!

Summited Mount Haystack 4960' on a clear, beautiful Sunday the day before Colombus day. Our group of 3 parked at the Marcy Field lot, took the bus to the Garden trailhead, and hiked in a bit past Johns Brook Lodge to set up camp. We summited Haystack, Basin, and Saddleback on Sunday, and hiked out from the JBL area on Monday morning in the rain. Had a great breakfast at Noonmark Diner!

The trail from Slant Rock to the Range trail is pretty steep, and requires a bit of descent before starting the ascent up to Haystack. The ridge on Haystack is fantastic and offers, in my opinion, the best views of any Adirondack High Peak, hands down.


yadahzoemtn - Sep 1, 2013 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2009

Little Haystack and Big  Sucess!

From JBL. Solo.


nlahue - May 30, 2013 9:30 pm

day  Sucess!

Part of a day with Marcy (good double).


jcoalter - Dec 31, 2012 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012

Rain on Mount Haystack   Sucess!

Lovely day except for the rainstorm right when we got above treeline. *sigh* Will have to go back and do it again.


Sjboatwright - Nov 17, 2012 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

The first of 3 high peaks

Leaving from the garden, we hit the summit by noon on a gorgeous summer day. Basin and Saddleback were ahead of us.

jpbourque - Sep 4, 2012 9:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012

Slant Rock-Haystack-Skylight-Marcy-Slant Rock  Sucess!

Left Slant Rock to climb haystack, relax a bit and down to lake Tears of the cloud to do a rapid ascent-descent of Skylight (missed it last year when doing Gray). We then went on to climbed Marcy. We had the summit to ourselves and the stewart. Super day. We climbed down to Slant Rock.


ScAtTeRbOnE - Jul 24, 2012 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2012

Haystack & Basin on a Perfect Day!  Sucess!

The weather was cool, trails dry, skies blue. Long but rewarding day in the High Peaks. Hiked from Garden up took Shorey back to Slant Rock to JBL and out.


PaulRomano - Aug 1, 2011 3:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

7th and final peak on a Great Range traverse. Could see the crowds up on Marcy while I had the entire summit of Haystack all to myself.


Bkoziol3 - Jul 4, 2011 9:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011

Ha  Sucess!

Hiked in and stayed at Bushnell #2. Topped out at 9:30 the next morning. INCREDIBLE views of the Great Range! Spent an hour alone on the summit with light winds and warm sunshine. Worth the effort and may be my new favorite HP.

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