Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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Brian Jenkins - Oct 11, 2023 10:29 pm Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2023

Great Fall Day  Sucess!

With Flanders from campsite at Marcy Dam. Tried to find a way up Little Marcy afterwards but all I found were places people crapped in the woods and left their TP everywhere. Pretty gross.


Dundeel - Sep 18, 2022 7:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2022

Marcy, Marcy, Marcy  Sucess!

I stayed in the LOJ loft and slept well. Great food. Long day hike and trail is very rocky beyond the dam site. Started at 9am and didn't get back until 8pm. Hike was difficult but wonderful.


IsaacBeQuiet - Aug 9, 2022 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2013

Mountaintop Addiction Ensues  Sucess!

Hiked Marcy in 2013. It was not my first time backpacking, but it was the trip where I realized I was in love with the sport. I thought it would be for Marcy to be my first Climber's Log entry on summit post.


kteichert - Aug 21, 2021 12:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2021

HP #44  Sucess!

The Lake Placid area was just gorgeous, and this was a really cool hike, through thick woods, and next to a creek the whole time. The mountain is really wet, and must have a whole underground acquirer system that feeds the downhill streams. It was really cool to get into the alpine zone and above the trees. The views were incredible. The only downside, is it’s in a highly populated state, and so it feels very over governed. They even have volunteers that hike to the summit each day to police everyone. The lady that was up there was really nice, but gave me a hard time for having my dog off leash. I told her that he’s an emotional support dog, and by law, just needs to be under voice control. And she didn’t know the laws and continued to badger me about the dog, even though I explained to her that she’s not allowed to ask any additional questions once I show her the registration card. Other than that, I had a very enjoyable time there, and might go back later to do the Adirondack 46!


MW - Jul 6, 2021 11:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2018

Highpoint #6  Sucess!

Cool day in the mountain starting in the 50s. Typical out and back on the mount marcy trail from Adirondack loj. Pretty long hike of 14 miles and just felt tired on this one. Last little bit above treeline was really pretty, but otherwise a long day in the woods.

Made a video here:


McCannster - Sep 16, 2020 7:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2020

highpoint #49  Sucess!

Super cool mountain with many nice people on the trail! First time in the Dacks, and I can't wait to return! This outing was surprisingly enjoyable.


jake_the_snake - Feb 4, 2020 7:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2019

Mt Marcy  Sucess!

Ran up and down in yax trax with slight snow and ice. 4.5 hours car-to-car

CTberk - Jul 4, 2019 5:31 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2019

Memorial weekend hike  Sucess!

Arrived early at the Adirondack loj parking lot. Quite a few hikers already there. Several water crossings were boots came off. Came across snow about 2 miles from summit. Wished i had the microspikes but was able to hike through. Beautiful sunny day great views on top Snow melt was very noticeable on the way down. Trail is well marked.


JeremyP - Apr 24, 2019 3:28 am Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2016

Marcy  Sucess!

Done Marcy along with Skylight and Gray as part of a loop from the LOJ. Epic views from Four Corners up to Marcy's summit. Looking across Panther Gorge towards Haystack was breathtaking. Could see hundreds of miles in almost every direction. The descent on the Van Hoeven berg Trail was mostly gradual.


billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 9:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014

HP #7!  Sucess!

To date now, have climbed this in both fall and winter. Gradual day hike that never really gets steep at any point, but is very long. Great views over the Adirondacks.


Wallylongridge - Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2018

HP #12  Sucess!

No I’m not a 46er, I’m from California I am a 49er!

daburns21 - Oct 5, 2018 5:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2018

Mount Marcy  Sucess!

7 hours great hike windy and cold at the top


marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2017

HP #35  Sucess!

Beautiful camped on a jeep road about 0.5mile before the Adirondak Loj, since sleeping in car here was prohibited...Hike was a little harder than I expected but the summit views were worth it! I was amused at all the warning signs about difficulty, maybe in Winter?


wannabepeakbagger - Aug 27, 2017 1:34 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2017

van hoeven trail  Sucess!

I wanted to avoid the crowds if possible, so I hit the trailhead at 4:30am. Got to the top at 8am, seemed like only one group had gotten an earlier start than me that day. Very nice conditions and good views from the top. Back to the car before noon.


Tracy - Jul 23, 2017 7:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2017

via Van Hoevenberg trail  Sucess!

Spent the previous night at the Adirondak Loj & then day-hiked this on a sunny warmer-than-expected day. I think I unknowingly dropped my GPS unit in the trailhead parking lot as it is now missing and that's the last place I remember using it.

Flake74 - Mar 26, 2017 3:41 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2013

Summited via Adirondack Loj.  Sucess!

We camped at the base after summiting. It was my first high peak and lot of fun. Sadly since we got a late start we didn't have adequate flashlights coming down the last bit in the dark. Good learning experience.

urraca man

urraca man - Nov 16, 2016 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

Mount Marcy  Sucess!

Hiked from the Adirondack Loj. Extremely grueling climb for a 13 year old.

jakegarber - Sep 8, 2016 9:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2016

1st to summit  Sucess!

Started at 3am...very windy and foggy at top

nannerbots - Aug 29, 2016 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2015

HP #8  Sucess!

Out and back from South Meadow. Strong winds at the top and perfect weather.


CRiedel2 - Jul 31, 2016 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2016

Gray, Skylight, Marcy

Hiked up from the Loj, took the Lake Arnold trail up and across to the other side. Then up to Gray Peak, then Mt Skylight and finished with Mt Marcy. I have to say, Mt Marcy was the best summit and definitely a good climb after the other two. Wish it wasn't so crowded at the summit, but at least it's spread out. Headed back to the Loj via the Vanhovenburg trail. 11 hrs, 19 miles loop...I slept very well this night when I got home!

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