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Old 03-19-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question Mt. Marcy Conditions

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My Boyfriend and I are planning a late April hike up Mt. Marcy. Can anyone tell me what the trail conditions are typically like at this time of the year? I'm trying to prepare our packing list!
Our plan is to use two days to hike the trail.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:39 PM   #2
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It’s been many year since I climbed Mt Marcy, but I’d bet late April conditions would be , lower portion of the trail muddy, upper portions still snow covered ?
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Old 03-19-2018, 06:10 PM   #3
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Its been many year since I climbed Mt Marcy, but Id bet late April conditions would be , lower portion of the trail muddy, upper portions still snow covered ?
I agree and expect winds
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:57 PM   #4
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:23 PM   #5
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There's a very solid snowpack now with the recent snow, so expect you'll need snowshoes and/or microspikes. Temps could be 70 or 0, impossible to predict.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:10 PM   #6
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Tons of mud and snow. Worst time of year to hike High Peaks. People, when encountering mud pits on trails, naturally hike around, trampling vegetation in the process. It leads to significant damage at these elevations where things are very delicate and do not grow back readily. DEC often will even advise staying off these muddy trails in the High Peaks until June.

Keep tabs on this webpage: https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9198.html

Also check out

https://www.adirondack.net/hiking/spring-hiking/

http://visitadirondacks.com/recreati...ing-mud-season
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