Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2017-07-15

Climber: Eleanor Conwell

Others in Party:Dina Adams
Linda Lambert
Agnes Sablow
Date:Saturday, July 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

On 7/15/2017, hiked Mt Marcy with friends Dina Adams, Linda Lambert, and Agnes Sablow via the Van Hoevenberg Trail starting at the Adirondack Lodge. It was a drizzly, rainy day, but we were blessed with some clearing and patches of blue sky when we deviated to check out at the beautiful Indian Falls. We continued on with more drizzle, but were blessed again as the rain diminished while we enjoyed some scrambles up slab on the approach to the summit. At the summit we took pics at the Mt Marcy sign embedded in the summit rock. We then climbed on top and enjoyed lunch in shelter from the wind. The rain resumed just as we finished lunch, so we headed back down in joyous moods at our accomplishment and good fortune. Mt Marcy was a long time bucket list item for Dina, and a state high point goal of mine.
Total distance: 16 miles RT (with some deviations from main trail)
Total Ascent: 3166 ft
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3166 ft / 964 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3166 ft / 964 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Warm on lower trail, Windy & Cool on summit
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3166 ft / 964 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Trail
    Start Trailhead:Adirondack Lodge  2178 ft / 663 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3166 ft / 964 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Van Hoevenberg Trail
    End Trailhead:Adirondack Lodge  2178 ft / 663 m
    Time:5 Hours 

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