Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2011-11-11
|Others in Party:||Parker Garlock|
|Date:||Friday, November 11, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||5344 ft / 1628 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMount Marcy,Mount Skylight Attempt
November 11-13, 2011
Anthony Fiorentino II
November 11, 2011 we set out to summit Mt. Marcy and Mt. Skylight.
We left Calamity Brook trail Head in Upper Works late at 10:30am headed for a lean to on Opalescent River Trail. We made it to Feldspar Lean-to and set up our tent at the adjacent campsite. Trails from Upper Works were moist with several mud crossings with increasing snow.
Next morning we were planning to summit Marcy and Skylight.
We left approx 10am and reached the summit at 1pm. Temps were in the teens with cold stiff winds at 45-55mph Producing a severely cold wind chill. Stayed on summit for approx 10 mins and proceeded down to col between Skylight and Marcy. Realized i lost my head lamp and due to severe wind we decided to call off Skylight and hurried back to the tent site arriving at approx 2.45pm.
from there we decided to pack up everything and hurry out back to the trail head and ended up walking the majority out in the dark with assistance of flashlights. we reached the truck at approx 9pm.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||3544 ft / 1080 m|
| Trailhead:||Upper Works 1800 ft / 548 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles, Tent Camp|
| Nights Spent:||1 nights away from roads|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast|
4" Snow / Clear Summit
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||6 Hours |
|Ascent Part of Trip: Mt. Marcy 11/11/11 (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
| ||Mount Marcy||2011-11-11|
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