Mount Marcy (photo taken from Mount Haystack, looking across Panther Gorge)
|Elevation||5,344 feet (1,629 m)|
|Location||Essex County, New York, USA|
|Prominence||4,912 ft (1,497 m)|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Marcy|
|First ascent||1837 by Ebenezer Emmons and party|
|Listing||Adirondack High Peaks|
Mount Marcy, at 5,344 ft (1,629 m), is the highest mountain in the Adirondack Mountain Range and the highest point in New York State. Mount Haystack is a mountain in the Great Range of the Adirondack High Peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In topography a summit is a point on a surface which is higher in Elevation than all points immediately adjacent to A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Essex County is a County located in the US state of New York. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A mountain range is a chain of Mountains bordered by highlands or separated from other mountains by passes or valleys The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A topographic map is a type of Map characterized by large-scale detail and quantitative representation of relief, usually using Contour lines in modern The United States Geological Survey ( USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. In Climbing, a first ascent (FA is the first modern recorded climb to reach the top of a Mountain, or the first to follow a particular Climbing route Year 1837 ( MDCCCXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Ebenezer Emmons (1799-1863 American Geologist, was born at Middlefield Massachusetts, on the 16th of May 1799 son of Ebenezer and Mary (Mack Emmons A climbing route is a path by which a climber reaches the top of a Mountain, rock or ice wall The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage There are many notable lists of mountains around the world Typically a list of mountains becomes notable by first being listed or defined by an author or group (e The High Peaks is the name for the 46 highest Mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA, and the region around them Mount Marcy may refer to One of four summits in the United States Mount Marcy (Colorado Mount Marcy (Massachusetts The Adirondack Mountains are a Mountain range located in the northeastern part of New York, that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous It is a popular destination for hikers due to its stature and great views, and the peak can get very crowded in the summer months. The mountain is located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks Region in the High Peaks Wilderness Area. The High Peaks is the name for the 46 highest Mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA, and the region around them The High Peaks
The mountain is named after former governor William L. Marcy, who authorized the environmental survey that explored the area. William Learned Marcy ( December 12, 1786 - July 4, 1857) was an American statesman who served as U Mt. Marcy is sometimes called Tahawus — an Indian name that means "the cloud splitter," however, the local Indians, who were few in number, had no name for the mountain. "Cloud Splitter" was an Indian name that Caucasians invented for the mountain. The name "Tahawus" has also been used for other Adirondack features.
The first recorded ascent of Mount Marcy was in 1837 by a large party led by Ebenezer Emmons. Year 1837 ( MDCCCXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Ebenezer Emmons (1799-1863 American Geologist, was born at Middlefield Massachusetts, on the 16th of May 1799 son of Ebenezer and Mary (Mack Emmons Today the ascent is easier due to existing trails that require no technical skills, allowing ascent and descent to be made in a day. “Alpinist” redirects here See also Alpinist (magazine Mountaineering is the Sport, Hobby or Profession of
At the col between Mt. In a range of hills or especially of mountains, a pass (also gap, notch, col, saddle, bwlch, Marcy and Skylight is the highest source of the Hudson River, Lake Tear of the Clouds. The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois, or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami Lake Tear of the Clouds ( is a small tarn, in Essex County New York, on the southwest slope of Mount Marcy; it is both the highest lake in the state and Theodore Roosevelt was camped there on September 14, 1901 after summiting Marcy when he got word that William McKinley who had been shot a week earlier had taken a serious turn for the worse. Theodore Roosevelt (ˈroʊzəvɛlt October 27 1858 January 6 1919 also known as T Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1901 ( MCMI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting William McKinley Jr ( January 29, 1843 September 14, 1901) was the twenty-fifth President of the United States, and the last
Roosevelt and his party hiked ten miles down the southwest face of the mountain to Long Lake, New York where he hired a stage coach and took a legendary midnight ride through forty miles of precipitous Adirondack roads to the closest train station at North Creek, New York. Long Lake is a Town in Hamilton County, New York in the United States. North Creek is a hamlet in the Adirondack Park, in the town of Johnsburg, in Warren County, New York, United States When he arrived he found out McKinley had died and that he was President. He took the train to Buffalo, New York where McKinley had been shot, and he was sworn in there. Buffalo (ˈbʌfəloʊ is the second largest city in New York State. The route from Long Lake to North Creek has been designated the Roosevelt-Marcy Trail. The Roosevelt-Marcy Trail is named for the historic route Vice President Theodore Roosevelt traveled on a dangerous midnight stagecoach ride from Tahawus
Mount Marcy is one of the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. The High Peaks is the name for the 46 highest Mountain peaks in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA, and the region around them The majority of the mountain is forested, although the final few hundred feet is above tree line. The peak is dominated by rocky outcrops, lichens, and alpine shrubs. There are two plaques at the top commemorating the centennial of the climb as well as the mountain summit itself.
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. Adirondak Loj is a historic lodge near Lake Placid in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. From there it is 7. 4 miles (11. 2 km) to the summit, a lengthy roundtrip which can nevertheless be done in a day. A large section of the trail is suitable for alpine skiing and snowboard on the way down, although there are a few locations where snowboarders will have to take off their snowboard and walk up a little.
Hikers starting up the Johns Brook Trail from the Garden parking north of the mountain in Keene Valley have a 9-mile (14. 4 km) journey to the summit, and sometimes spend a night at Johns Brook Lodge in the process.
A lengthier southern approach can be made from either of the two major trailheads for the southern High Peaks, Upper Works or Elk Lake.
Summit of Mt. Marcy seen from near Little Marcy
Mt. Marcy summit
The Adirondack Park is a publicly-protected area located in northeast New York. The High Peaks See also Geography of North America This article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks located on the Continent of North America See also Geography of the United States United States of America|Mountain peaks of North AmericaThis article comprises three sortable tables of major mountain peaks