Mount Marcy, New York

In September 2002 I went to Mt. Marcy in the High Peak Wilderness Area of the Adirondack Mountains with my friends Alex & Noel.  We hiked to the peaks of Mt. Marcy (5344′ – highest in NY) & Mt. Colden (4714′), and hiked along Avalanche Lake.  It was a spectacular place to see.  The source of the Hudson River is here, clean and refreshing, at Lake Tear of the Clouds.  Avalanche Lake is quite an amazing sight – an entire forest has slid down the mountainside, leaving a vast clearing and dumping tons of debris into the ravine of two mountains next to the lake.

It was overcast at the mountaintops, as it is often, so the photos that follow are not the best but they certainly convey the fun and excitement of being there.
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