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Iris Sierra reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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Tommy Basciani reviewed Wright Peak via Van Hoevenberg Trail
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Great Hike, plenty of mud with some ice a few hundred yards from the top definitely need spikes exposed summit makes for great views.

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This was an amazing hike on Saturday November 28. It was snowing from dawn when I left (630am) until the afternoon upon my return to the Loj (130pm). Morning temperature at Loj was about 30 degrees and it was warm and I got sweaty hiking until around past the Waterfall where it cools down a bit. Very wet and muddy until the Waterfall. Then it gets more slushy then eventually icy and ice covered with snow (at least if it’s freshly fallen). The cone is all snow and ice covered now with snow built up pretty moderately in some areas of the summit and all along the pass after the Waterfall, which was kind of surprising. This makes it easier to have footing going up and less painful on the knees and less dangerous coming down. Will need spikes for sure especially as you're getting near the base to the top, that last push before leaving the trees is tricky. Yellow markers were barely visi bile at the top but they are next to the stone cairns and they guide the way to the peak. I didn’t feel comfortable going down to Iroquois as visibility was only a few hundred with snow coming down even with minimal wind. But it was amazing hiking in the snow with a white shrouded mountain side! The sound of the storm at the top, the crisp air! It was colder at the summit and the snow sticks to you so be aware, your feet cool off quickly if you stand sill. It read just under 20 degrees at the summit. Way back down was pretty quick and relatively easy to hike, watch your footing on hard icy spots where the snow layer may strip off and for wet roots/slick rocks. Total distance was 8.2 miles and did it well under 6 hours. Skipped Wright due to poor visibility but I now regret it haha Enjoy and stay safe!

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Chris Doyle reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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Rob Coenen reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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Anne Bink reviewed Phelps Mountain Trail
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Hiked on 11/27. Trail was well marked, pretty muddy, and icy for the last mile. Micro spikes needed. Last marked mile was definitely longer than a mile but the views, even on a cloudy day, were well worth it.

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Amazing

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Amazing hike

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Didn’t make it

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Judy Abbott reviewed Lower Wolf Jaw via Phelps Trail
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Danielle Lasell reviewed Wright Peak via Van Hoevenberg Trail
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Great hike! Steep, rocky, icy - definitely need spikes for most of the trek. Fantastic views at the summit. We couldn’t find the GPS stamp.

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Angie Basciani reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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Icy and muddy but great hike

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Iris Sierra reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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Amazing mountain and hike. You have to be in extremely good physical shape to complete this insane adventure. First off I recommend only doing this in early spring or early fall with zero ice anywhere around. Spikes or no spikes. Oh and speaking of micro spikes my cheap ass ones were so teeny tiny and small I didn’t even know they were on my shoes. In fact guess what, they weren’t. The mother ($”@‘!;’) nature things kept falling off every freaking 2 mins. I broke off the spike on the front tip as I got it stuck at Marcy Dam in between wooden planks and almost fell flat on my face as about 5 people giggled at me. Later the rubber thing kept loosening up and falling off the front of my shoe. I lost it once and my gf found it behind me. An hour later I was walking and didn’t know I lost it and some dude came walking down the trail with it as a souvenir. He said is this yours. I was like eeeeww heck no keep it lol. No I took it with a frown and put it away. Any way gf fell on her hip, I threw up and yacked all over the trail like a Persian cat that just licked its butt for an hour. Dehydration I guess. We decided too dangerous to finish to summit so we turned back 2 miles from summit. But we made it back safe so that’s what mattered. Anyway an amazing 3 days in Adirondacks with the love of my life. Btw this is Tim the bf he he. We will try to get back in spring or fall. This review was sponsored by icy hot and naproxen for those embarrassing icy and awkward falls when people are laughing at you.

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William Donlon reviewed Calamity Brook Trail to Lake Colden
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very muddy. A lit of ice.

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Mathew Blanche reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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John Wagner reviewed Marcy Dam Trail
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HikingIcyMuddyRocky

First thing first, bring micro spikes!! Hiked this trail yesterday and it wouldn’t have worked without micro spikes! IT SAVED OUR LIFE! Started off at 6:30am and came back right at 5pm. The summit was super cold and windy. Would recommend to wear a lot of layers for the summit!

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