My third 46'er, from the Loj. Light snow, full overcast (of course ungodly perfect weather the day after) didn't see a single person most of the way up until I shared the summit with a crazy peak bagging couple and their baby who also had neither crampons nor stabilizers on. Round trip in a little under 8 hours. Make sure you check out Indian Falls!
I've climbed Marcy several times, and put it as the best in the ADKs because of the awesome ski trail descent. You have to be patient to catch it in good condition, but when you do, it's unbeatable.
Theodore Roosevelt was hiking on Mt. Marcy when he learned of the death of William McKinley. TR would become one of the finest presidents of the US.
Climbed this one several times although the peak has turned me back more than once. In fact, it is on Marcy that I have had the roughest weather and highest winds I have ever experienced on any summit bar none. On one particular december day in 1994 it was -25 celsius and the winds were howling to about 120mph = no summit. Then again, on one fine day in August of 1998 I was able to summit Grey, Marcy, Colden and Phelps. In other words, mountains, as easy as they may be to climb on the best of days, can easily shrug you off with foul conditions. Our passage on their summits is always dependant on nature's permission and Marcy, a trivial mountain technically speaking, is no exception.
Climbed Marcy, went over and up Skylight, then back over Marcy as part of a weekend trip.
Hiked via the Van Hoevenberg Trail from the ADK Campgrounds. A much harder hike than I was expecting. 11 hours round trip with approximately a 1/2 hour hiking after nightfall. Beautiful fall colors and amazing summit views. A great first mountain for me and an opportunity to stand on top of New York State for a moment in time...
Lots of snow. Should have brought tele-skis!
Started at the Adirondack Loj on the VanHoevenberg Trail at 9:35 AM. Rainy day. Reached the summit at 2:45 PM with my wife. High winds and mist at summit. Low visibility. Hiked down on slippery rocks. Used headlamps for last mile out. Reached parking lot at 7:00 PM. HP #25.
Great hike in September with no bugs and lots of sunshine.
Hiked up it with my parents on a summer vacation. I just remember it being chilly and windy on top and being incredibly tired by the end of the hike. We started from the Loj, so it was a 14 mile round trip.
It was a very long hike. Coming down the rocky creek beds is very unpleasant on the feet and every few steps it seem as if a rock rolls out from under you. The views were beautiful from the top and it was rather windy and chilly on the summit. Definitely worth the hike.
Prefect day. Very long, wet ascent with great clear visibility.
My first ascent of many. I prefer the approach from Tahawus to the Van Hoevenberg trail...relatively few people and more interesting. It makes for a challenging day hike. Winter Ascent on 12/30/79.
We had a great day on Marcy, even if it did rain on us on the descent. The Daks are a beautiful place and Marcy is a jewel! Check out our report and pics at Natural Born Hikers-Mount Marcy
Had the summit to myself for a good while that day. Cold but clear blue sky and bright sunshine. A great way to start the year!
Left Ohio (Marysville) right after work on Friday. Drove to exhaustion and arrived in Lake Placid around 3AM. Woke up by combination of freezing temperatures and approaching dawn. Found my way to the trailhead and started up the 8-10 mile trail around 9AM. Beautiful hike. Ended up scalping a ticket and watching Rage in NYC the same evening. Crashed at Penn State Saturday night and got back to work on Monday morning. Next time, maybe I'll buy an airplane ticket.
It rained for all 5 days that we were in the Adirondacks. Fortunately we got a short break in the rain upon reaching the summit - beautiful views! Please go to http://50summits.blogspot.com to read our trip report.
Climbed Mt Marcy back in 1992 with my brothers, Bob, Mike, and a co-worker Bobby. Was an awesome hike and great intro to the High Peaks of NY
This mountain is a legacy for me. I climb it everytime i'm in the area, simply wonderful. Beware of wind: Last time i took her summit she blew me off. I fell more then 75 feet. I survived with a bruised chest and ego, but she can whip up a good force when she wants to.
Second time up Marcy, this time in winter. Breaking trail is hard work. Windy above treeline!