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Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2013-10-02

Climber: Jeremy McKeon

Others in Party:Dan Drury
Date:Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the crossroads, we had 0.8 miles of a lot of up to the highest peak in the Adirondacks. Climbing up the trail while surrounded by trees was not unlike other steep climbs up these peaks. I got excited and thought it was a good thing when we reached the tree line. I knew we were getting close, but with all of the fog there was not much visibility, and the wind was much stronger without the trees. It took much longer than expected, continuing to just move from one cairn to the next and not being able to see much beyond that. When we finally did make it to the summit, it was cold, windy and still lacking any views. We checked out the USGS marker and the plaque on the north side of the pinnacle, and then agreed to get the hell out of there. It was chilly the whole descent and spirits were low with no views to be had from the tallest peak. We will be back after finishing the 46ers, to get the views we hoped from Marcy and Skylight.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: Suicide Week (6 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Panther Peak2013-09-28
2Couchsachraga Peak2013-09-28
3Santanoni Peak2013-09-28
4Mount Colden2013-09-30
5Table Top Mountain2013-09-30
6Phelps Mountain2013-09-30
7Algonquin Peak2013-10-01
8Wright Peak2013-10-01
9Iroquois Peak2013-10-01
10Gray Peak2013-10-02
11Mount Skylight2013-10-02
12Mount Marcy2013-10-02
13Cliff Mountain2013-10-02
14Mount Redfield2013-10-02
15Mount Marshall2013-10-03



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