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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

To the Top of Marcy!

 

For the last half mile of Marcy, I wasn’t taking any pictures! It was pretty steep and rocky. We were happy to find it was a rough type of rock so we were able to get good traction with our hiking boots.

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It took us 5 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 7.5 miles to the top of the highest mountain in New York State!

 

But I do have a lot of pictures of us at the top!!

 

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13668848_10210701920130909_7689923569140910890_oAfter about 30 minutes to relax and have our lunch, we started our way back down. One member of our hiking group got a great shot of Harry and me making our way down the rock face (although it makes me think we’re doing some kind of funny rock dance).

It took us 4 hrs. and 15 minutes to travel the 7.5 miles back to our car. We had such a great time and it just left us wanting more!

We have one week left here in the Adirondacks and plan to do at least a couple more hikes before we leave next Thursday.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Mount Marcy – Part 2

 

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When I left off on my last post, we were at Indian Falls taking our first break on our way to the top of Mount Marcy.

 

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I don’t have tons of pictures from the next mile and a half, because we were still below the tree line, and there weren’t a lot of scenic spots. Occasionally we would get a glimpse of the view to come through the trees.

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It was another mile and a half before we truly started to move above the tree line, and began to get our first real tastes of the view!

 

 

But we were not there yet!

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That’s where we’re going! The smaller hump is called “little Marcy” and then way up at the top is “big Marcy”!

 

 

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Harry, my mom, and me in front of our destination!

 

 

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Here is a close up of Mount Marcy!

 

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And a little more cropped version. Our trail up would go over the rock face toward the right hand side of the photo and then up to the summit.

 

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Here we go – after seven miles on the trail, we are at the last half mile to the summit!