Climbing Mount Marcy, NY State

Mount Marcy 5,344 feet (1,629 m) is the tallest of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains.

The majority of the mountain is forested, although the final few hundred feet is above the tree line.  …

The shortest and most frequently used route up the mountain is from the northwest, the Van Hoevenberg Trail, which starts at the Adirondak Loj near Heart Lake. From there it is 7.4 miles (11.2 km) to the summit, a lengthy 14.8-mile (22.4 km) roundtrip which can nevertheless be done in a day.  …

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