YES finally ‘WE DID IT’‼️
Standing 5,344 feet (1,629 metres) above sea level!
Mount Marcy is the highest of the High Peaks, and its impressive presence commands the view from the other 46 Adirondak’s wilderness peaks. We walked through Adirondack Loj parking station taking the most scenic and legendary route The Van Hoevenberg Trail to its cone-shaped summit.
All the struggles were worth taking. I would like to think about this journey as one of the kind which I was blessed to take than conquer. Seeking self-knowledge and appreciating mother nature than the victory alone.
It was a steep, strenuous climb with huge rocks, wet rocks, and slushy logs, especially the last mile over open rocks to the summit. I am thankful & grateful that we came back down safe without any major injuries & proud of my fellow hikers who had unstable ankles & were still able to make it through the whole 15 hour trek giving their 100%.
It was a feeling of being serene and content while we walked in the wilderness amongst the stepping stones, the bustling wind, the humming birds, our sun kissed skin, the struggle in steeling our mind through the 16 mile hike with a steep ascent & decent, and the extreme sense of burning muscles during our peak moments. Finally we overlooked the endless blue sky from the highest peak in New York and its classic wilderness to its depth & horizon. In the end, all in all it was 10% luck 30% pain 30% motivation 30% physical push & 100% reason to remember the name “MT.MARCY”.