How to get there:
The Andirondacks is north of New York. There are several
possible trailheads. We started from the Heart Lake trailhead, south
of Lake Placid, elevation 664 meter.
the approach to a trailhead and complete this.. Route description:
Starting pretty late from Heart Lake, we camped in a small shelter along the
trail west of Mount Colden (1437m).
We had a fairly long hike in mostly flat terrain with
forest and a few lakes before coming to the base
of the mountain. The standard approach is up on the
south-west side. We had a good trail all the way. One of
the nice features of this hike is the fact that Mount Marcy
does rise out of and above the trees. There are absolutely
no difficulties aside from the length of the hike, we may have
picked a longer approach than strictly neccessary. Comments:
I did this hike with Heidi and my friend Eric.
We did have a good view from the summit.