Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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Koonsy - Jul 9, 2006 4:58 pm

Route: Van Hoevenberg

Cold, wet, and turned windy day and the trail had steady running water. As we became more exposed to the wind we played it safe and turned around. Still a pretty fun hike despite a missed summit.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - Jun 5, 2006 5:03 pm

Marcy from ADK Loj  Sucess!

Climbed Marcy, Algonquin and Wright Peak in a 54 hour marathon in February.


foreverwild - Apr 20, 2006 8:51 pm

Among the Clouds  Sucess!

Climbed on a windy and cloudy summer day. Started my long trend of tending to summit in bad weather.


gambit - Mar 29, 2006 1:21 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2005

Marcy from the ADK Log  Sucess!

My first mountain! After this you might say I got hooked on mountain hiking/climbing. More details in the climbers log.


Global_09 - Mar 16, 2006 10:43 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2006


Had a great time on Marcy. Did it with just crampons and a ice axe and did just fine. Amazeing day with gear views.


EManBevHills - Feb 26, 2006 10:13 pm

Long ago, far away  Sucess!

Several winter ski ascents in the '90's.


b_betts - Feb 16, 2006 9:35 pm

Route Climbed: ? Date Climbed: 1995

Don't remember which route it was, but it was one of my first mountains!


locationA_D_D85 - Feb 10, 2006 1:21 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Date Climbed: 11/7/04  Sucess!

First real hike in the DAKS_it was slush and mud most of the way up but then towards the top it was ice and snow_i didn't have any crampons or snowshoes just poles and summer hiking boots_toes were cold but i still made it to the top___overall good hike but i think to many people do this and the trail is way beaten down_saw people at the top too_smoked a bowl and slid/ ran back down_good times


SawtoothSean - Jan 4, 2006 8:51 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: June 15, 1992  Sucess!

Preface this by saying this was in my college days:

Did this whole hike on LSD- It was amazing at times and really tough other times. I was working on the ADK 46ers in college and got a real job in CA so I was taken away from the area with only 28 of the high peaks done. Gothics and Colden were my favorites. Tough to go back after climbing in the west.


koz - Jan 2, 2006 11:21 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hovenberg Date Climbed: September 5, 1998 (1st time)  Sucess!

Soloed for highpoint #4; summit completely clouded-in. Only cleared up when I was too far back down. Glad to have returned 3 years later in perfect weather & great views.

Michel C

Michel C - Nov 27, 2005 11:10 pm

Date Climbed: Spring 1985  Sucess!

It was my first hike above 4,000 ft.. Seen many bears.. Memorable souvenirs..


Livelife4Summits - Nov 6, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: January, 2003  Sucess!

Spur of a moment decision....drove from PA to the Garden...took off for the summit @ 2am in the morning, down by 4pm....back home in PA by midnight. As usual it snowed, i was freezing but thank god for the volunteers maintaining the lodge who helped out with some hot chocolate and a great atmosphere.....


MikeW - Nov 2, 2005 11:20 am

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: February, 2005  Sucess!

Did it with my touring skis. Beautiful day with lots of sun and the snow was good. Great skiing on the way down, a little bit dangerous for the people going up though. The summit cone was icy, should have brought my ski crampons.


climbhighnow - Oct 28, 2005 12:09 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: summer 2004  Sucess!

this was the wettest climb ever. We couldn't see more than 15 ft. any of the three days we spent on Marcy, except for one weather window which happened at Marcy dam ; which is beatiful. still good to see another part of the country though, even if only alittle of it.


vanman798 - Oct 20, 2005 1:50 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg trail Date Climbed: July 4, 2005

This is a wonderful hike for the east coast, almost up to west coast standards.

We packed into the dam, and camped there, then did the climb the next morning. Full day experience with a stop at Indian falls.

The mosquites on the hike to and from the dam were very bad!

Read the trip report.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 17, 2005 10:29 pm

Route Climbed: From Skylight side Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

We stayed overnight at the Opalescent brook shelter and went for Sklight then Marcy in snowy conditions. The weather cleared only after we had begun our descent toward Haystack. The top seemed nice. It seems like every adirondack high peak we have been on has either been snowy or had no visibility except maybe whiteface. Oh well. That's the daks for you.


James_W - Oct 4, 2005 10:30 am

Route Climbed: Van Hovenberg Trail Date Climbed: Semptember, 2005  Sucess!

Long hike on a beautiful day. The summit is a shopping mall.


TLP - Sep 23, 2005 1:44 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hoevenberg Trail Date Climbed: Septemeber 22, 2005  Sucess!

Long hike, but worth it. Terrific views from top! Windy on summit. Last two miles of trail were wet and muddy.


pmlupi - Sep 15, 2005 3:13 pm

Route Climbed: Van Hovenberg via Algonquain, Colden, Grey, Skylight Date Climbed: October 13, 1996  Sucess!

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.


raj96290 - Sep 7, 2005 4:50 pm

Route Climbed: from Lake Colden Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

Nice hike with Svetlana, Ross and Akshay on Memorial Day weekend.

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