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!
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z31-oL2Brko
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.
Ran up and down in yax trax with slight snow and ice. 4.5 hours car-to-car
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.
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.
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.
No I’m not a 46er, I’m from California I am a 49er!
7 hours great hike windy and cold at the top
Beautiful area...car 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?
Have visited the summit of the incredible Mount Marcy in all four seasons and experienced all of her different moods.
First summit of this peak was back in 1993 while I was pursuing the Adirondack 46R peaks and living very nearby. Was a rainy, viewless day out on the trail but I have since had the opportunity to summit on three other occasions as well as turning back a couple of times high on the mountain.
Most recent visit to the top of New York was in the late spring of 2016 to complete my four season summit experience.
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.
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.
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.
Hiked from the Adirondack Loj. Extremely grueling climb for a 13 year old.
Started at 3am...very windy and foggy at top
Out and back from South Meadow. Strong winds at the top and perfect weather.
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!
My girlfriend and I summited this today. The weather was fantastic, and pretty windy on the summit. This was one of the most exhausting highpoints I've done yet. The hike up wasn't too bad, it was the return trip that was killer. The length of the VH trail was the hardest part.
This was my girlfriend's 5th highpoint and my 35th.
Great time -- though pretty icy above the tree-line.
Second time trying Mt. Marcy -- got turned around on an earlier attempt because of ice & deteriorating conditions.