Mt. Marcy Overnight 03/22-3/23

February 20th, 2014 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips

Hi BUOC! Come on out overnight and attempt to winter summit Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks with us on the weekend of March 22! 

Sign ups are now closed. 


What: Hiking on the Van Hovenberg Trail in the Adirondacks to overnight in Marcy Dam lean-to. Then in the morning attempt to summit the highest peak in New York!!

Date/Time: Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 23. Leave at 7:00AM and get back on Sunday around 7:00PM

Estimated Cost: Non-member cost: $40 Member cost: $35 (If you have your own snow-shoes, cost will be less)

Max Attendance: 5 people

Food: Bring a packed lunch for the first day and money for snacks on the drive up and back

Difficulty: Day 1: 2.5 miles. Day 2: 11 miles (total). Elevation gain: 3166. Difficult – experience is recommended

Transportation: Student drivers

Overnight Hike Packing List

*Large Back Pack (5000-6000 cu.)

*Sleeping Bag (appropriate temperature rating for season)

*Sleeping Pad (therma-rest®, ridge-rest®, z-rest®)

*2 Liters of Water (large mouth-lexan nalgene® mandatory)

*Mug /Tupperware container with Lid/Spoon



*Ice Axes/Poles

*Snowshoes (rental fee will be included in trip cost)

*Headlamp or Flashlight w/ Batteries

Mountain Clothing (Think warm and dry, remember layering)

  • Base layer of polypro, wool, capilene¬Æ, cool max¬Æ bergilene¬Æ (top and bottom
  • Mid layer of fleece or wool (top and bottom)
  • Windproof/water resistant layer gore-tex¬Æ, sympatex¬Æ,H2O No¬Æ (top and bottom)
  • Down Jacket and/or fleece/wool pile jacket
  • Warm hat and neck gaiter/face-mask
  • 2 Pair of warm water resistant gloves or mittens
  • Wool Socks (minimum 3pr)
  • Synthetic or wool sock liners (optional if have issues with blisters)
  • Eye protection (sunglasses and/or ski goggles)

BUOC and SAO waiver forms

Positive attitude

*These items can be provided by BUOC if needed

If you have questions, please contact or

Nora Philbin & Gabe Messercola


You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 Both comments and pings are currently closed.