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Marcy and Skylight
 
By mdamour1976 | Published on Friday January 25, 2008 | Categories: Marcy | Skylight

August 14, 1987

Besides my father and two brothers, we were joined by my cousins Paul, Chris, and Donna on this trip.  The hike began from Adirondack Loj and followed the Van Hoevenberg Trail to the summit of Mount Marcy.  Flying ants were swarming all around that day, but did not take away much from the experience.  Next we went down the steep southern side of Marcy to four corners and on up Skylight.  On the way up Skylight we began hiking individually.  I did not have my own water at the time and this made for an exhausting climb on what was a very warm day. On Skylight I was able to get water and the hike became fun again.  On the return to the Loj I got my first glimpse of Lake Tear of the Clouds.  This was my first of many long distance day hikes.


Jeff and Brian at trailhead near Marcy Dam


Boys with Chris and Donna on bridge over Phelps Brook


Boys with Chris and Donna Taking a break near Indian Falls


Colden, Algonquin and Iroquios from Van Hoevenberg Trail


Marcy from Van Hoevenberg Trail


Chris, Jeff and Brian with Marcy in background


Paul, Donna and Mike on boardwalk over bog on north side of Marcy


Zoomed in Paul, Donna and Mike on the boardwalk


Group picture atop Marcy


View to the east from Marcy


Mike near top of Marcy, Haystack in background


Mike on top of Marcy with Little Marcy in background


Haystack, Basin, Gothics and Giant from Marcy


Haystack from Marcy


Skylight from Marcy


Looking down south face of Marcy towards 4 Corners and Lake Tear of the Clouds


Mike and Brian nearing summit of Skylight


Jeff on Skylight, Colden and MacIntyre's beyond


Chris on Skylight (notice the whiteness of the eastern slide on Colden)


Jeff on summit of Skylight


Dad and the boys near summit of Marcy, Colden in background


Marcy from trail on Skylight


Marcy from Skylight


Jeff going down Skylight


Lake Tear of the Clouds with Marcy in background


Lake Tear of the Clouds


Paul on Marcy Dam


View from Marcy Dam looking towards Colden



Article: Marcy and Skylight
Categories: Marcy | Skylight
Description: Marcy and Skylight (#23 and #24)
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mike on top of marcy with little marcy in background



boys with chris and donna taking a break near indian falls
view from marcy dam looking towards colden
colden, algonquin and iroquios from van hoevenberg trail





marcy from skylight

view to the east from marcy




jeff and brian at trailhead near marcy dam

haystack, basin, gothics and giant from marcy


haystack from marcy

group picture atop marcy

paul, donna and mike on boardwalk over bog on north side of marcy

paul on marcy dam



lake tear of the clouds
marcy from trail on skylight


jeff on skylight, colden and macintyre's beyond


mike near top of marcy, haystack in background



mike and brian nearing summit of skylight



jeff on summit of skylight
looking down south face of marcy towards 4 corners and lake tear of the clouds

august 14, 1987

besides my father and two brothers, we were joined by my cousins paul, chris, and donna on this trip.  the hike began from adirondack loj and followed the van hoevenberg trail to the summit of mount marcy.  flying ants were swarming all around that day, but did not take away much from the experience.  next we went down the steep southern side of marcy to four corners and on up skylight.  on the way up skylight we began hiking individually.  i did not have my own water at the time and this made for an exhausting climb on what was a very warm day. on skylight i was able to get water and the hike became fun again.  on the return to the loj i got my first glimpse of lake tear of the clouds.  this was my first of many long distance day hikes.





chris, jeff and brian with marcy in background






boys with chris and donna on bridge over phelps brook

chris on skylight (notice the whiteness of the eastern slide on colden)

marcy from van hoevenberg trail






skylight from marcy

jeff going down skylight


zoomed in paul, donna and mike on the boardwalk

dad and the boys near summit of marcy, colden in background

lake tear of the clouds with marcy in background


Author: mdamour1976
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