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Ascent of Mount Marcy on 2013-06-22

Climber: Curt Hoffart

Others in Party:Tim Aubertine
Kevin Joslin
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Marcy
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:5344 ft / 1628 m

Ascent Trip Report

The day that seemed to never end started with an early rise from the cabin at 3:11 am. Had some meaning behind that time. Our goal for the day was to get all three of us over the eleven mountains on the Great Range. We accomplished one of these goals. Headed out of camp before 4, dropping off a car at the Rooster Comb parking lot, and to the ADK Loj by 4:30. After topping off our water and making sure we were all set for the day we started our adventure at 5:05 am. We started about 10 minutes behind two other men who were attempting the traverse on this day as well.

The going was fairly easy going up Marcy. It’s a nice gradual walk up, good to warm up the muscles considering our task for the day. The nice part about getting Marcy first is that once at the summit we will have already accomplished about one third of both our elevation gain and mileage for the day. We made it up to the junction to keep going towards JBL and decided to keep our packs on for the final push to the summit. We made it to the top of New York at 8:30 am. Clouds had come in by this time so we weren’t able to get any views initially. It was also windy so we descended to a point where we could get out of the wind and grab a snack. We chatted with the two that we were following for a few minutes before they left us for the next destination: Little Haystack.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3169 ft / 966 m
    Elevation Loss:844 ft / 257 m
    Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3169 ft / 966 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Trailhead:ADK Loj  2175 ft / 662 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:844 ft / 257 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Trailhead:Haystack jct  4500 ft / 1371 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Great Range

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Marcy2013-06-22
2Little Haystack2013-06-22
3Mount Haystack2013-06-22
4Basin Mountain2013-06-22
5Saddleback Mountain2013-06-22
6Gothics2013-06-22
7Armstrong Mountain2013-06-22
8Upper Wolfjaw Mountain2013-06-22
9Lower Wolfjaw Mountain2013-06-22
10Hedgehog Mountain2013-06-22



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