Mount Marcy Climber's Log

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Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 20, 2008 10:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2006

Rain  Sucess!

I forget the exact date. It drizzled most of the day and the visibility on the summit was about twenty feet.

Steger

Steger - Mar 27, 2008 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2007

New Year's Eve  Sucess!

One of my favorite winter summits experiences. We were backpacking over Mt Marcy, intending to continue to Mt. Colden area. Descending by glissade to treeline on the other side of Marcy, we found impassable trails - sinking into snow up to chest deep, even with snowshoes. Facing either many miles of this slog or a return the other direction, we chose to turned around. We summited for the second time at dusk, just as the clouds cleared and the sun set. Amazing view.

SarahThompson

SarahThompson - Mar 4, 2008 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007

Rewarding Winter Summit  Sucess!

I grew up in NYS and after moving to Colorado and becoming a hiker I was ashamed to admit that I had never been to the Adirondacks. Finally remedied this on my last visit home for Christmas with a climb of Mt. Marcy. It was gray all day, but the summit was actually above the clouds! Amazing. Had the summit to ourselves.

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Feb 25, 2008 7:20 pm

I went from summer to winter in one day

My partner and I were coming in from two different locations and got our trailheads mixed up. So by the time we finally got together, we got a late start. It was in the high 60's and cloudy when we left. We set up camp early and as the day went on and the sky cleared the temp dropped down into the 30's. We summited the next day in a snowfield. Great views though!

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:11 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2006

MT MARCY  Sucess!

SOLOED THE VAN HOEVENBURG TRAIL WHICH WAS ROUGH GOING FOR A DESERT DWELLER...LOTS OF MUD AND ROCK HOPPING

JonW

JonW - Jan 24, 2008 11:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2002

First Time in the Daks  Sucess!

We did Marcy as part of a 3 day loop in the 'Daks. Great fun.

Koba

Koba - Dec 19, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Love the transition to snow in the fall above 3500'  Sucess!

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!

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 9:55 pm

Best of the ADK  Sucess!

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.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:01 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2001

Theodore Roosevelt  Sucess!

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.

MtnMagic

MtnMagic - Oct 25, 2007 1:00 am

Climbed several times  Sucess!

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.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:32 pm

Marcy and Skylight  Sucess!

Climbed Marcy, went over and up Skylight, then back over Marcy as part of a weekend trip.

CaLculAted Risk

CaLculAted Risk - Oct 15, 2007 1:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

Completed  Sucess!

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...

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 15, 1998

Van Hoevenberg  Sucess!

Lots of snow. Should have brought tele-skis!

Holsti97

Holsti97 - Oct 12, 2007 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2007

Rain, mud, and wind  Sucess!

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.

alpspitze

alpspitze - Sep 25, 2007 8:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 1999

Day Hike from the Garden  Sucess!

Great hike in September with no bugs and lots of sunshine.

tioga

tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2002

First ADK  Sucess!

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.

gwave47

gwave47 - Sep 6, 2007 9:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Great View; Long Hike  Sucess!

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.

cbucker

cbucker - Aug 28, 2007 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Perfect  Sucess!

Prefect day. Very long, wet ascent with great clear visibility.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 1976

First Ascent  Sucess!

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.

velodurt

velodurt - Aug 4, 2007 9:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Van Hoevenberg  Sucess!

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

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