It was a balmy -10F with 40+ mph winds at the top. The trail was a little too narrow to board down, so we descended mostly in split-ski mode. Only saw 2 skiiers on the upper trail, so had it pretty much to ourselves.
Mt.Marcy was outstanding.This was a picture perfect day.I also summitted Skylight ,Gray and Tabletop on the same day.It was one of the last dry days in the Adirondacks for this season
my first solo mountain adventure. first time really out in the mountains. amazing view! was worried it was gonna be cloudy bcuase it rained all night. Went up phelps mountain too. long day
This is the mountain that inspired me to climb and be out doors more. Did it alone in great conditions compared to others that have posted (although it was a bit overcast).
Hiked up VanHoevenbeg from South Meadows where we camped. Beautiful warm day on the summit, decent number of people there. camped at Slant Rock. Packed out past Bushnell Falls through Klondike Notch, great fall hike.
My fiance and I summitted Marcy one fall day after heavy rains moved out. We were the only ones up there as the winds battered us. This is an amazing area!
Was up and down in about 6.5 hours, with 40 minutes at the top. Aside from Mount Washington, my most crowded peak yet. Great weather yielded great views.
Climbed Mt. Marcy with my new HOT girlfriend, we planned to arrive on the summit at dark to enjoy a romantic sunset. But I forgot to bring headlamps for the descent. It was a dark, overcast, moonless night and it took 6 hours to descend. In the morning we were covered with bruises and she dumped me. (:
great hike, lots of people on the trail.sometimes to many..awesome views.
Set out on a sunny morning hoping for a relatively easy climb. We were warned there would still be snow at the top, but we were not prepared for what we encountered! We took a wrong turn and ended up on a ski trail that added at least an hour. Reached Indian Falls around noon to a breathtaking view of Algonquin. Trail to the top and back down through Tear of the Clouds was covered in 4 ft of snow and ice, making the already difficult trail nearly impassable in places. Elated, we reached the summit around 3pm but worried we would not make it to the leanto on the Mt Colden side before dark. Exhausted, we finally made it right as the sun was setting. Hardest hike I've done yet, but the feeling of accomplishment was worth every step. :)
Climbed with Eleutheros
Just about died when we had to sit out a lightning storm near the summit. Story and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/state_highpoint/new_york/mount_marcy_107.htm
Nearing the end of the second year of my highpoint quest with my oldest daughter Vanessa. Unfortunately she was suffering from an asthma attack when our family vacationed in the Adirondacks, so I did this SHP alone. Hiked Marcy Dam to Avalanche Pass to Lake Coldenn, Opalescent Creek to Feldspar Leanto where I spent a wonderful night singing Beatles songs with the other campers. Came down from the summit via the Van Hoevenberg Tail past Indian Falls. I was sad for Vanessa, who eventually got to 39 state highpoints. I recently visited my 49th and final SHP, having no intent to do Denali.
got a late start--did this and table top quickly, but had to bypass phelps so i could catch the last ferry back to vermont. very muddy and crowded; probably much more enjoyable during the non-summer months.
Spent half an hour on the summit by myself.
Very cold wind on top
Climbed the blue trail through Indian Falls and descended the yellow trail through Tear of the Clouds Lake. Both sides were drenched in feet of mud, torrential runoff and dangerously weak snowdrifts that made this trip slow, dangerous and challenging - much more than expected for a peak this size! The Adirondacks in May can be nothing short of WILD.
When I'm back in the 'dacks I'm heading for the Gothics . . . looked fun but didn't have time last time
My dad brother and I had a nice weekend trip to the Dacks. The hike was great but rained almost the whole day. It was worth the trouble though. Great fun hike. It was fogged in at the top. I would do it again any day though.
Beautiful, clear day with great views from the summit. Was able to wear snowshoes all the way to the top.
Took Avalanche Pass up, Van Hoevenberg Trail down. Great climb.