Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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highlandvillager - Sep 24, 2012 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

A nice surprise  Sucess!

We arrived at night, unable to see much of anything, and awoke to the beautiful Adirondack fall scenery. The views just got better as we headed up the Van Hoevenburg Trail, especially at Marcy Dam with all of the color and peaks surrounding it. The summit was very windy and cloudy, and by the time we left, crowded. This was a fun hike and a great finish to a week of summits that also included Mansfield, Washington, and Katahdin. HP44


Redwic - Sep 18, 2012 12:13 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Nice Hike!  Sucess!

In general, I had not been a fan of most mountain hikes near the East Coast. Mount Marcy changed that, for me. I really enjoyed the hike. I was the first person at the summit that day, too. The waether seemed to be favorable until reaching the small hill below the summit hill, and then the wind started racing and the views greatly diminished. But I still had a great time! This was my 44th State Highpoint.


admiralcapn - Sep 13, 2012 9:20 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2011

Mount Marcy  Sucess!

After driving to three state high points (PA, FL, KY), I wanted a real hike. My friend and I decided to make a man-weekend of it and climbed Marcy on a positively beautiful day in the wake of Hurricane Lee. 14+ miles was certainly a hike, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

jpbourque - Sep 4, 2012 9:50 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.


jjfromnj - Aug 28, 2012 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2010

Top of NY  Sucess!

My first trip climbing in the Adirondacks and we went for the highest! Had an absolute perfect day and probably spent 2 hours on the summit!


theuglybear - Jul 19, 2012 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012

Van Hoevenberg  Sucess!

Long hike through the trees. Amazing views on top. Unfortunately we got chased off the summit by rain.

ape - Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2012

Aborted Great Range traverse  Sucess!

Started at 2am from the Loj for a Great Range traverse. Weather was decent enough until we crossed treeline. Atop Marcy there was 20-30ft visibility, high winds, and very slick rocks -- not at all safe traverse weather! We turned back, hit Phelps on the way back, and took a (freezing!) dip in the river just above Marcy Dam.


huskertriguy - Jun 16, 2012 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

New York Dishes Out some Suffering  Sucess!

via South Meadow to Marcy Dam Route.

Made it up and back in about 8 hours (slower coming down, as my brother threw out his back - hadn't hiked in a while - and I suffered either a broken foot or a serious sprain about 2 miles above the dam). My mother the nurse practitioner is trying to tell me to stay off it for a while; we'll see how long that lasts.

Beautiful views; fun hike. That last 1.2 miles to the summit were more than we'd anticipated.

SHP #20


MichaelWW - May 28, 2012 4:55 pm

Top of NY  Sucess!

After living in NY for years, I decided it was time for me to finally claim the HP. I came in by way of Marcy Dam, and encountered snow by 3500'. i was thankful for the rented MSRs, and put them to use up to about 5000' when the snow gave way to the exposed rocks near the top. Looking back on it now, I was comically overpacked - but you have to start somewhere!

rnorthe - Jan 30, 2012 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Nice day hike  Sucess!

Had a nice overnight near the south meadow trailhead, had an alpine start and summited around noon. It was a long day, but a good one.


GlennD - Jan 19, 2012 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

HP #4  Sucess!

Came up from Rochester. Nice couple of days in the Adirondacks.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Dec 29, 2011 3:53 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2011

"wintery" conditions  Sucess!

I called the Adirondak Loj to find out about trail conditions, & the attendant said "you'll need crampons or stabilizers if you wanna summit" and I said "no, really?" and she said "yah, really."

She was right.


lutty11 - Dec 28, 2011 10:36 pm

M Squared

Long though enjoyable, unfortunately to foggy for any views!

mikefalls - Dec 15, 2011 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2011

Nice winter hike. Sorta  Sucess!

Not exactly an ADK winter, but I'll take it. Second time to climb it, clouds on the summit so I didn't stay long


LincolnB - Dec 11, 2011 11:23 pm

1979?  Sucess!

Climbed Marcy a couple of times when I was in high school -- hiking in the Adirondacks -- blackflies, muddy trails etc -- helped me to decide to move to California.


Judd97 - Nov 28, 2011 8:41 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2011

State HP#11  Sucess!

Hiked up in the rain this morning on the Van Hoevenberg Trail from South Meadows. Lots of snow left over from the past couple weeks, but the past few days of 40-50F weather has started to melt it. Lots of water on the trail and off and lots and lots of ice, especially from Indian Falls and onward. Crampons (or microspikes) are necessary, in my opinion.

The summit was covered in clouds, with high winds and sideways rain, so I didn't get to see any of the view :( Wouldn't you know it, on the way back down the skies cleared and the sun came out. Better late than never, right?


PaulRomano - Sep 18, 2011 11:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

State HP #8  Sucess!

Got a pre-dawn start from the Adirondack Loj and made it to the top by 10:30am. A few minutes after reaching the summit, a thunderstorm rolled through so we quickly left and began our descent. I gotta say, being on top of an exposed summit with thunder all around you is absolutely terrifying!


Bkoziol3 - Aug 22, 2011 7:23 pm

Marcy con tiempo  Sucess!

Climbed Marcy with a steady rain to begin, and then some thunder and touch of lightning. waited below tree line for the storm to pass and reached the summit to see low clouds lifting off the peaks.. the sun began to show through but was quickly replaced by more clouds and cool drizzle. We caught the summit at probably the best moment of the day and I'm thankful for that. Great Peak, only one other couple up top when I arrived. #19


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2009

Marriage Maintenance  Sucess!

Long, muddy, beautiful trail. Dy didn't like it.


Outdooraholic - Aug 17, 2011 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2011

#14  Sucess!

My 14th state highpoint! Great hike, although quite wet. We started at the Meadows.

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