Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2003-09-27

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:Al
Date:Saturday, September 27, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scary hike down south side of Marcy with the high winds. We had to really lean into it to stay on our feet and were pretty glad to see treeline. Took Marcy Trail, Lake Arnold Trail, Avalanche Pass Trail and Truck Trail on descent back to South Meadow.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:7.7 mi / 12.4 km
    Route:S. Meadow Truck Trail-V.Hoevenberg Trail
    Start Trailhead:South Meadow  
Descent Statistics
    Distance:9.3 mi / 15 km
    Route:see TR
    End Trailhead:South Meadow  

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