Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2009-07-18

Climber: James Kaufman

Date:Saturday, July 18, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

Van Hoevenberg Trail, solo.

Loj 1250
Marcy Dam 1330
Summit 1540

Summit 1640
Marcy Dam 1820
Loj 1900

2:50 up and 2:20 down for a total of 5:10. I was really pushing the pace (probably can't go a whole lot faster than that in my current physical condition) to try to avoid rain and darkness, since I got a late start. It having rained the day before and the morning of, the trails were quite muddy and wet. Became less of a nuisance when I realized that trying to keep my feet dry was a lost cause. Towards the summit a portion of the path was under a few inches of water. Felt good to walk through. Summit was breezy, probably about 60F. Saw a cute girl who works for ADK on my way up (she was going down and making sure climbers were prepared for hiking in the dark). Yeah, she was cute. Shoulda chatted with her a bit more.

highpoint #2
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3200 ft / 975 m
    Distance:14.8 mi / 23.8 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Trail
    Trailhead:Adirondack Loj  2144 ft / 653 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 20 Minutes

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