Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mount Marshall (NY, USA) - 4,364 ft (1,330 m)

On October 4th 2015, we decided to finally hike Mount Marshall in the Adirondacks, NY. This mountain was bugging us for quite a while. We initially wanted to hike this one the year before. We planned this big 2-day hike in the Adk, but were too tired after hiking Wright Peak, Algonquin and Iroquois Peak on the first day, that we excluded Mount Marshall form that trip.

But now, it was finally time to takkle this mountain. This time, we decided to hike it from the South side. We left Montreal super early in the morning (3:30am) and were on our way to the Adirondacks. We parked our car at the end of the Upper Works Rd. If you are coming from Montreal, the drive to the trailhead will set you back 3hrs, just keep that in mind.

We started our hike at 7:19am. The trail starts out very easy and flat and will gradually get steeper. You'll pass by a nice lake on the way with very beautifully located lean-to's in case you want to do a 2-day trip. The last stretch of the hike is more steep and we found some ice patches on the boulders. Overall, the hike is very versatile. The view from Mt. Marshall is nice, not the best in the Adk though. By 11:45am, we made it to the top of Marshall and spent about 1 hr enjoying our lunch. We headed back at 12:45am and reached our car by 4:45pm.

Here our stats:
Hiking time: 9 hrs 34 min
Distance: 24.3 km
Elevation gain: 2,456 m



















Found the first icy patch of our hiking season. This was close to the top. 

Trail close to the top of Mt. Marshall

Decent from Mount Marshall. This is about halfway through the trip back. 

The fall colours were just beautiful. 

Almost back at the car. This is the flat part of the hike.