Winter Mountaineering: Feb 2010

The plan to climb this peak was pretty simple. We drove from my house in Jersey City, stopping in New Paltz in the parking lot of Rock and Snow to pick up our third guy, and then on to the Adirondacks. The parking lot of the Adirondack Loj is where the trailhead starts (that's where the trail register is). So just park, layer up, and go!

Getting There:

From Lake Placid, go east on Route 73 for about 3 miles to Adirondak Loj Road (the first major road on your right past the Olympic Ski jumps).  Follow the road for 5 miles to the entrance booth.  There is a small parking fee (money can be inserted into a box when the station is closed and you can self-issue a parking permit).  Park in the lot just past the booth.  The trail begins at the sign-in register at the east end of the parking lot. 







There are lots of options to getting up the the summit of Mount Marcy and back. We took the most direct route.

Trip Notes


"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."    — Robert A. Heinlein

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