Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2005-07-25
|Date:||Monday, July 25, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||5344 ft / 1628 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTRAINING DAY
After breakfast I left jbl on the phelps trail to the state range trail, under heavy overcast skies, fairly warm. Started spitting when I reached slant rock, it was really wet all the way to the summit. I was completely soaked, felt strong.
The summit was completely closed in with 100 ft visibility and strong winds. I put on my gortex top and descended immediately. The skies started to clear on the way down, full sun once I got back to slant rock. Back to jbl at 14h30 hrs after a 6 1/2 hr day, washed up in the brook.
TOMMORROW'S CLIMBS (the 26th) will be over 5 peaks, 17 km, on the range trail. At the end of the day I would meet a montreal couple with 2 kids (5 & 7), very impressive, they did what I did minus saddleback and lower wolf jaw.
DAY AFTER TOMORROW (the 27th) I'll hike out over yard/big slide/brothers ridge.
"IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED .... SKYDIVING IS NOT FOR YOU"
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3028 ft / 923 m|
| Distance:||11.2 mi / 18 km|
| Route:||jbl/phelps trail/state range trail|
| Trailhead:||jbl on phelps trail, 3.5m from the garden 2316 ft / 705 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Very Windy, Overcast|
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