Mount Marcy (1629m) The first of the the Adirondack 46 High Peaks, this is the BIG one! Mount Marcy is the tallest mountain in New York, and that means a dawn to dusk expedition to summit and back in one day. Not technically challenging, but with plenty of varied terrain.
Mount Marcy Trailhead: Most popular is from the Adirondack Loj lot, parking fee. Leave Lake Placid on Rte 73, turn right on Adirondack Loj Road.
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Posted By: AndrewVit
- Thu May 03 17:47:20 UTC 2018
CommentMt Marcy mission complete , 10 hr 45 min round trip, 6rs up , 30 min break at the summit, 4.5 hrs down, tough terrain, ice covered trails at start then packed wet snow and you just never knew when you would sink to your knees or thigh. Snow was softer near the summit, and on way down, we sunk a few times to our hip. Scary ! we had to help each other out of these holes. Then livia came up with a bright idea to wrap our jackets around our buts and toboggan down, it worked for parts of Trail. Warm weather melted the snow and ice on bottom half and we ended up walking in ankle high mud, or in a stream as the trail became a stream due to snow melt. Our feet were completely soaked from start to finish. Never hike in the spring, and never alone, I fell over 20 times , but well worth it! What a rush ! Only shorter summer hikes from now on !