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    Victor Philippi completed Ampersand Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi saved Northville-Placid Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi updated Great Range Traverse

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi reviewed Mount Marcy via Van Hoevenberg Trail

    about 1 month ago

    The crowds, that’s the only real complaint I have about this one and the only reason I’d skip doing it again. Get a super early start using a headlamp and it’ll be a lot more enjoyable. Just don’t plan on having the summit to yourself for long. Granted, it was Columbus Day weekend, but I easily passed 100-150people who were heading up as I was heading down.

    As with all trails in the Adirondacks, this one has its muddy spots, but it’s not as bad as other trails I’ve been on recently. Also, if you’re looking for a challenge and some fun rock scrambles, you’re not going to find it with Marcy. Marcy is very consistent and gradual all the way up.

    I will say the view at the top is great, even on a semi-cloudy day. The clouds on the day I was up there were coming and going and made for some interesting pictures and views.

    Victor Philippi completed Phelps Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi completed Marcy Dam Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi reviewed Seymour Mountain, Seward Mountain, Donaldson Mountain, Mount Emmons Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Although it had been raining and everything was soaked, I had a blast on this hike.

    I opted to break the 4 peaks of the Seward Range into two hikes - Seymore by itself on one day and I came back three days later and did Donaldson, Emmons, and Seward. I took the Calkins Brook Trail to Donaldson, hit Emmons, made it back to Donaldson, and decided to see how bad the trail between Donaldson and Seward really was. Countless people had told me not to bother going that way, but nobody I had talked to had actually taken the path between Donaldson and Seward. Because I'm an idiot and love doing stupid things, I figured I try to do it the "hard" way and take the path to Seward from Donaldson. After doing the trail, I'll say that it wasn't all that bad. It wasn't much harder than the trail between Donaldson and Emmons and it certainly wasn't any harder reaching Seward from Donaldson than taking the Seward Mountain Trail coming up from the Ward Brook Truck / Blueberry Trail.

    In hindsight, I'd totally take the same path again - take the Calkins Brook Trail, hit Donaldson, Emmons, make it back to Donaldson, then hit Seward and return to the trailhead via the Blueberry Trail. You feet will get soaked and the mud is terrible. Plan for it, embrace the suck, and have a good time.

    Victor Philippi saved Great Range Traverse

    about 1 month ago

    Victor Philippi added ADK

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