Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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TheWolfIsLoose

TheWolfIsLoose - Oct 30, 2015 10:49 pm

First ADK Peak.  Sucess!

We made the summit in a full-on whiteout... couldn't see more than 5 feet in front of me. On the way down, I tore my hamstring and still had another 6 miles out... Good times!!!

themickfromjerz

themickfromjerz - Sep 22, 2015 11:56 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2013

Winter Hiking  Sucess!

I did a hike in June a few years ago I am interested in doing a winter ascent of Mount Marcy. Two or three friends and I would be looking to do this anywhere from December to March.

What do you think would be the best time do this? What Equipment is necessary? Crampons, snowshoes, beacons or radios?

We would be intermediate experienced backpackers and outdoorsmen.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Bobboll

Bobboll - Sep 16, 2015 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Hp#2  Sucess!

Great hike we started out from the parking lot at about 6:30 am a little chilly 35* the vanhoevenburg trail easy until you get past Marcy dam than rocky and wet up not to bad made it to the top a little after noon time had a nice lunch than started down this was the most challenging part by the time we reached the dam our legs were burning the last 2 miles of relatively flat trail seemed to never end but it did and we made it back to the car by 6:30 pm it took 3 more days for our legs to feel better it was awesome give me more!!!!!

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - Sep 6, 2015 11:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2015

Great Range Traverse  Sucess!

Brutal hike. But well worth the effort.

Jenniferzivic

Jenniferzivic - Jul 21, 2015 12:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2010

Adventure Travel Gal  Sucess!

Not sure when I did this one but it must have been somewhere in 2010. I am from New York and climbed a lot of those in the Adirondacks and Catskills. Just decided to do the 50 peaks so figured I should log this. It would have been my first I think.

punchline

punchline - Jul 14, 2015 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2015

HP #31  Sucess!

Thought that starting at 6:00am I would beat the crowds ... boy was I wrong - definately a favorite route (Van H. from the Loj) and a favorite summer climb in the area. The summit steward estimated there would be easily several hundred to summit by afternoon. Didn't spend a lot of time on top but the views were amazing. A few idiots on the trail, especially the party of four that ran out of water about 0.1 mile from the summit so they all stopped, took off all their gear and sat in the middle of the trail and were pumping/filtering from the muddy, algae-ridden trickle that was running down the middle of the trail - UGH!

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Jul 12, 2015 12:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2015

First on the trail that day  Sucess!

Set off at 6am from the Loj. Long, strenuous hike that never got totally oppressive but tests your constitution throughout. A little light scrambling but mostly upright. Really enjoyed talking to the steward at the top. Knowledgeable and friendly. Fantastic views but I was on a time limit. Total hike took just under nine hours.

mnatureson

mnatureson - May 3, 2015 4:47 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2015

Springtime Climb  Sucess!

Half the trail was covered in 2-2.5 ft of snow. The center of the trail was mostly well-packed but severe postholing on either side the entire way up. We climbed in only hiking boots but snowshoes would have helped a ton. Great spring weather!

Hiker4life

Hiker4life - Feb 28, 2015 10:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

2nd attempt  Sucess!

After my 1st attempt was thwarted by stormy weather, I came back a year later to finish the job. Weather was ideal this time with great views of the fall colors from the peak.

siekkid

siekkid - Jan 7, 2015 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2012

State HP #10  Sucess!

Solo hike. Beautiful weather... hiked in from the South Meadow trailhead. I met a group of very nice University of Mount Union students at the top.

Brads79

Brads79 - Dec 23, 2014 11:00 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2014

Hike from Loj to Marcy Without Summiting

The snowshoe ascent was uneventful despite the weather being ugly. Snow fell most of the day. I estimate we were approximately 300 meters from the summit with 3 to 6 meters of visibility. Whiteout conditions above tree-line. We "rescued" a hiker who had been stumbling around near the summit for 45-minutes. My buddy and I decided to turn back rather than risk getting lost. Overall, a nice but cold weekend in the Adirondacks.

mdou

mdou - Dec 15, 2014 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jan 9, 2012

Winter Adirondacks  Sucess!

Very nice hike. The wind was a bit mean on top! No snowshoes required on the trails, but summit somewhat icy.

VtownStrider

VtownStrider - Oct 7, 2014 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2014

High point (18)  Sucess!

Great climb with my buddy Supertramp with me. Hiked into Marcy dam and camped for the night. Temps got down into the high 20's, good way to start. Took about 4 hours to summit but we stopped at Indian falls for a bit. Great weather but wanted to see a bear. Oh well!

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Sep 30, 2014 10:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2014

HP # 43  Sucess!

Incredibly strong winds at the summit, maybe 70-75 mph. Enough to push me around and make it hard to stand but just a really great hike. No views that day but the Maples and Fall colors helped make up for it.

Lenny72

Lenny72 - Aug 26, 2014 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2005

Mount Marcy Climb  Sucess!

Climbed this and made it to the summit with my best friend and climbing partner Chris and his sister Kimberly under perfect weather. I don't remember the exact date except that it was in October 2005. We lost all of our pictures. :-(

SEWallace - Aug 10, 2014 8:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

Long time coming..  Sucess!

Been trying to get to this for a few years.. finally had a chance to stop by on trip home from Canada. While the summit was socked-in as I headed up... I was lucky to find the low clouds had lifted by the time I got to the top! Was a bit cold & windy at the top.. but the views were great! Bagging Marcy (#37) leaves 13 peaks... all west of the Mississippi...

jm141302

jm141302 - Jul 5, 2014 11:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

First hike in the Adirondacks   Sucess!

Parked at the Garden parking lot which was almost full at 6:40am on a Saturday. Paid $7 and left on on the John Brook's trail at 6:50. Got to the top by 10:00, stayed a half hour and got back to the Garden lot by 13:30. Had perfect weather.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - May 12, 2014 10:57 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Highpoint #23  Sucess!

Van Hoevenberg Trail with approx 8 am start time. We got very lucky with the weather - never got rained on despite the forecast. Very windy on top but beautiful views. Quite muddy and a lot of high water down low, snow conditions pretty favorable up high. Used microspikes and some postholing was unavoidable. Long day, 9.5 hours total.

joseyinnet

joseyinnet - Apr 24, 2014 10:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2014

25th HP -Halfway home!  Sucess!

Really frigid, 40 mph winds blowing over the top and encrusted in rime. Really gorgeous views but too cold to take my gloves off to work my camera. And now I've got 25 state HP's checked off, only 25 to go!

IdahoScott

IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 1995

Highpoint #2  Sucess!

My first real highpoint, on a backpacking trip with my brother, which got me hooked.

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