Climbed from the Loj on a day hike. My compliments to the trail crews who obviously spent a lot of time working on the trail. Was stuck in the clouds on yet another summit. #23 on my state highpoint list
camped at Avalanche Camp. Took van hovenberg trail to summit. nice mountain descended south side of mountain passing lake tears of the clouds.
Went back in winter... FUN! my third winter mountain ascent!
long day to the top of new york.
We went to Marcy blind...no campsite, no directions, no clue about New England mountains. A nice guy from Lake Placid directed us to a free campsite off of South Meadow Road. We started the hike early in the morning and reached the windy, foggy, awesome top about five hours later. Then the rain started. It rained for 18 straight hours, and the descent from the summit made for a slow, slippery experience. Exhausted but proud, we finished New York's highpoint 8.5 hours after starting.
Actually, I've climbed Marcy thrice - once long ago as a Boy Scout, and soloed it twice so far in 2006 (Mid-March with Skylight/Gray from the Loj, and May as part of a Great Range traverse from the Garden).
8th of 8 highpoints in 48 hrs. and thats including delaware. fell into snow up to my waist in late may, so be prepared. and if you leave before its light, pay close attention to the signs. we took a wrong turn about 100 yds in and wandered around on cross-country ski trails for an hour.
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.
Climbed Marcy, Algonquin and Wright Peak in a 54 hour marathon in February.
Climbed on a windy and cloudy summer day. Started my long trend of tending to summit in bad weather.
My first mountain! After this you might say I got hooked on mountain hiking/climbing. More details in the climbers log.
Had a great time on Marcy. Did it with just crampons and a ice axe and did just fine. Amazeing day with gear views.
Several winter ski ascents in the '90's.
Don't remember which route it was, but it was one of my first mountains!
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
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.
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.
It was my first hike above 4,000 ft.. Seen many bears.. Memorable souvenirs..
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.....
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.
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.