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Snowshoeing Mount Marcy (NY, USA) - 5,343 ft (1,629 m)

Mount Marcy is the highest peak in New York state and rises to an elevation of 5,343 ft (1,629 m). It is part of the 46-ers of the Adirondacks. On March 29th 2015, we decided to wake up at 3:30am in Montreal and head as a group of four to Mount Marcy. After 2.5hrs of driving, a quick stop at the border and a delicious McDonalds breakfast, we arrived at the Adirondack Loj. The parking fee is 10$ per day for non-members. There are toilets you can use before starting the trail. This is the second time we hiked Mount Marcy, but our first winter ascent. We pushed back this trip two times before because of bad weather, but this time the forecast was on our site. Check out this site for a good Mt. Marcy weather forecast. 
We decided on starting at the Adirondack Loj and taking the van Hoevenberg Trail directly to Mt. Marcy and heading the same way back. Last summer, we hiked Mt. Marcy starting from Keene Valley on the Hopkins trail. This trail is a bit longer than the other one. 

As it was s…