Mount Skylight Climber's Log

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starship_jen

starship_jen - Feb 22, 2009 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Four Corners  Sucess!

Our 46th winter peak! No views from the top as the clouds moved back in and it was super windy, but it was our big finish! Awesome! Definitely must return to this one!

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 11, 2008 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2006

Mount Skylight  Sucess!

Climbed with Gray via the Uphill Brook Trail from Tahawus. My final peak of the forty-six and a great finish to a multi-day trek. We arrived at the summit of Skylight's beautiful grassy dome around noon on what might have been the finest day of the year. Fantastic views of Marcy, Haystack and Panther Gorge abound. Don't forget to bring a stone to the summit cairn!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Apr 3, 2008 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1971

June 1971 marcy-skylight-gray day  Sucess!

I loved this peak -- so mellow. Lots of snow.

Steger

Steger - Mar 27, 2008 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Canadian Thanksgiving  Sucess!

This was part of a multi-peak day.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 10:02 pm

Superstition  Sucess!

Take a small stone to the top to appease the weather gods. It's supposed to bring good weather, although I'm not sure if that means snow, ice, or sun in the Adirondacks.

EastcoastMike

EastcoastMike - Oct 17, 2007 10:30 pm

Skylight and Marcy

Climbed this as part of a 2 night trip with my dad quite some time ago, also did Marcy the same day.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 18, 2007 5:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1977

Great sister to Marcy!  Sucess!

This can be a bonus to a day climb of Marcy from the south, but makes for a long day!

birdny

birdny - Jun 20, 2007 8:23 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1996

Wow  Sucess!

After climbing over Haystack the day before and sleeping in Panther Gorge is ungodly rain. We woke to a beautiful day and went up Skylight. It was an incredible summit, so open.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 4:52 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2005

ADK #13  Sucess!

with my new climbing buddy Alain!!

mancopa

mancopa - Feb 20, 2007 1:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

Night Hike  Sucess!

Did both Marcy and Skylight at night. I don't remember seeing much. It was a bit dark. Were on the summit at about 11pm. Good times.

jvarholak

jvarholak - Jan 21, 2007 4:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1972

touch Marcy  Sucess!

great view of marcy and nice dayhike

nartreb

nartreb - Jan 17, 2007 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007

bonus peak  Sucess!

Tagged the summit on the way to Marcy. No views (clouded over), but had fun leaning into the wind while balancing on a boulder on the summit.

rasgoat

rasgoat - Jan 17, 2007 1:14 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007

Excellent winter ascent!  Sucess!

Along with Nartreb, hiked up Skylight in no visibility with about 30 mph winds. Good rime on trees and rock.

Easy hike, (not the approach but the mountain itself). even in winter

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 17, 2006 11:55 pm

Skylight (after Marcy and Gray) March 2006  Sucess!

From ADK Loj via Van Ho trail, over Marcy, bushwhack to Gray and down to Lake Tear of the Clouds, up to Four Corners, tagged Skylight, back down and out via Lake Arnold. Weather: a little too perfect (a little too warm on this winter day; snow conditions turned bad later in the day.

SawtoothSean

SawtoothSean - Feb 21, 2006 6:22 am Date Climbed: May 27, 1993

After Work  Sucess!

Headed out after finishing work at the Monopole (Plattsburgh). Good trail run to the stone collection. Weather was marginal.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 18, 2005 9:02 am

Route Climbed: From Opalescent brook shelter Date Climbed: October 2000  Sucess!

We hiked up and got some views to the south on skylight. There was a lot of snow on the ground. We spotted a pine marten at the trail junction below the summit before heading up Marcy which afforded no views, but had lots of ice and snow.

pmlupi

pmlupi - Sep 15, 2005 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Via Avalance Pass Date Climbed: October 13, 1996  Sucess!

Spent two cold days bagging the High Peaks. Hit Algonquain, Coldon and Gray, spent a brutally cold night in a lean-to then hit Skylight, Marcy and Phelps. We were past peak for the foliage thus making this a cold overcast and gloomy adventure.

climber46

climber46 - Jul 19, 2005 9:18 pm

Route Climbed: Hiking Trail from the north Date Climbed: Sept 10, 2000  Sucess!

This hike (7.5 miles, 3000 feet in under 4 hours) convinced me that I could climb all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. After reaching Marcy, I climbed nearby Skylight, and Gray. The view of Marcy to the north from Skylight is aesthetically pleasing.

woodstrider

woodstrider - Apr 28, 2005 4:23 pm

Route Climbed: Trail fron John Brook Date Climbed: 8/25/96 and Feb 7, 99  Sucess!

Always a great day. In the summer part of three peak extravaganza. In winter I did Grey, then Marcy and then Skylight.

DON'T FORGET TO BRING A STONE TO THE SUMMIT!

mike_lindacher

mike_lindacher - May 20, 2004 7:45 pm

Route Climbed: Via Opalescent - Four Corners Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

I've discovered a secret reward.......high quality provolone cheese. Keep it airtight and cool.

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