Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2018-09-21

Climber: Wilder Leavitt

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 21, 2018
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

Began hike at 6:00 AM. Rained steadily until about 8:00 AM. Good trail conditions and cool, pleasant weather. Overcast for all of the hike with short showers to the summit. Well marked, well maintained trail, however lots of flooded sections with both sections of standing and running water. Summit was extremely windy (estimate winds at 35-40 mph with gusts to 50 mph). Driving rain and winds on summit. Autumn leaves changing and babbling streams magnificent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3136 ft / 955 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.8 mi / 23.8 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Trail
    Trailhead:Adirondack LOJ  2208 ft / 672 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Very Windy, Low Clouds
Rainy and very windy at summit
Ascent Part of Trip: Marcy-Phelps

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Marcy2018-09-213136 ft / 956 m
2Phelps Mountain2018-09-211210 ft / 369 m
Total Trip Gain: 4346 ft / 1325 m    Total Trip Loss: 4346 ft / 1325 m

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