Saturday, July 3, 2010
Climbing Mt. Marcy NYS
This is the scene from late June as Boy Scouts went to ADK high Peaks to climb Mt. Marcy and Phelps Mtn. After much preparation they left and hiked into Marcy Dam. They slept in this lean-to - well half of them and cooked down at Marcy Dam- part of Wilderness Bear protection, do not cook where you sleep!!! It was overcast and drippy but pleasant weather. Some of them logged about 24 miles in their short weekend tired, muddy and definitely stinky socks they came home. Until the next adventure. Biggest lesson learned that I heard was "Stay with your Group" don't get separated. I don't think they realized really how wilderness it is out there and how easily you can get lost!!