Colden via Heart Lake Loop, Wright Peak, Alqonquin Peak, Iroquois Peak and Avalanche Lake Loop, Mount Marshall via Avalanches Pass Trail and Herbert Brook Trail. up Phelps was pretty tough - Trail was relatively dry. A wet hike, but a great day in the woods. We had prepared ourselves the night before for frigid temps and an all-day snowshoe. We got there at 7 and had a 1.25 mile walk. Took the high water trail which connects to hoevenburg on the way in. Phelps can be found east of Marcy Dam and north of Mount Marcy. Dan, the organizer, was kind enough to allow me to "do my own thing" so I added TR and Phelps to the mix. Marcy & Skylight & Cliff. 10 hours door to door including stops at each peak and a breakfast stop. A few of my hiking buddies needed to tackle Colden, Tabletop and Phelps, so we set out for a weekend of hiking together. I ran into a "beginner" for most of the way up Phelps and he was fine, took his time to figure out the few little scrambles it has. Totally worth the climb. Resting in the heart of the High Peaks Wilderness Area, it boasts some of the best views in the area. Table top had some views; still very beautiful! We did near 15 miles for the day. Also, hiking to Tabletop was fairly muddy, but overall great day! Kory and I continued on up the trail. These two were number ten and eleven that I have done. Gorgeous hike! a quick stop at Indian Falls with more wide open rock and great views. It would have been so demoralizing to be sitting at the top of Phelps looking at Tabletop, seemingly 42 miles away. Original Plan: Complete cross off 9 of the 46-ers … Day 1: Phelps, Table Top, Mt. With my hat on and watching the trail, I actually walked right past it and was heading on my way to Mt. The terrain is mostly flat and easy to navigate, with stones not being much of an issue. Map we sent my mom, our original plan – HA! Marcy. But it's definitely not a bald summit like Algonquin or Cascade. Sunday 8AM – Depart from camp, with tent still setup. Head towards Mt. A modest hike, not terribly challenging but I certainly broke a sweat. This is a great trail, very easy to follow and well marked. Very rocky, lots of scrambles and if it had rained would be very wet. Then on Phelps we saw a few people on the trail and a couple young men at the summit but very quiet for a holiday weekend. All the pounding coming down the 1.2 mile route took a toll on Candy's ankle and she bowed out of the Phelps hike. Views from Phelps were moody. Right after that the side trail for Tabletop is up on the trees on the left. But, continue to follow the trail to Tabletop, as you'll want to see the more open view of the High Peaks from Phelps later in the day, which provides better lighting for photography. View the profiles of people named Marcy Phelps. We all backpacked in to the Marcy Dam area, and set up camp at one of the tent sites there. However as you approach the top you start to get panoramic views of the nearby mountains and it is breathtaking! April 3, 2016 ... Marcy & Skylight & Cliff. The mountain is named after Orson Schofield "Old Mountain" Phelps (1817–1905), who cut the first trail up Mount Marcy and named several of the Adirondack peaks. Phelps was effectively a series of waterfalls, TableTop was a solid stream until the top which was the worst extended series of mud pits I’ve seen. Marcy – 5,344′ Hike down to Feldspar and set up Camp. Adirondack Hike: Giant and Rocky Peak Ridge. The elevation change wasn't much of a challenge, but the wetness of the trail was pretty annoying. We got there at 5:30am and had to park on the road. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. From the junction point, it is a one mile ascent to the top of gnarly elevation and stony terrain. not sure why as great southern view of Marcy and Skylight. So why did I hike all three? *Mileage: 9.6 roundtrip for Tabletop alone, or 11.4 combined with Phelps After re-reaching the junction with the Van Hovenberg trail continue on it 1.2 miles (still familiar – continuing the way up to Marcy) until you reach the sign that clearly says ‘Route to Tabletop Mountain’. Remember to get there early so that you can park at the ADK LOJ ($15 for non-members), otherwise it is about a 1.5 mile walk to get to the trailhead. Started out around 5:45 from the ADK Loj (forgetting to start the recording until a little while in). Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. We hiked Tabletop and Phelps today, 9/7/20. Plan accordingly! Phelps & Tabletop & Colden. is flanked to the north by Phelps Mountain, and to the south by Mount Marcy. Well worth it though - the views are amazing. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. I was SO glad to have climbed Tabletop first. Phelps Mountain is 4,160 ft., while Tabletop Mountain is 4,413 ft. We’ll be arriving at the trailhead at the Adirondack Loj, hike 2 miles on Friday to the Marcy Dam which offers lean to’s and tent sites. Overall a great hike to knock out two 46ers in an out and back! 18. This trio is connected via the heavily-maintained Van Hoevenberg trail, the primary route to New York’s highest peak, Mount Marcy. Was. Very muddy and wet, with some slick spots. Weather was beautiful and I spent some time at the summit even though there wasn't much of a view. Marcy & Phelps; 11:15AM – Summit Tabletop – 4,427′ 3:08PM – Summit Mt. Tabletop was socked in at 9am (as many summits often are). mancopa - Aug 2, 2010 10:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010 I arrived at Marcy Dam where sunlit areas had transformed into … Went yesterday. Good views of the Macintyres and Colden when heading down Tabletop. Leave a comment 23. From Marcy Dam, the trail gradually gets steeper, but remains relatively easy. The herd path was relatively easy to follow. This trail was fun but tough. Tabletop was also windy so we probably just picked the wrong day to do these. Day 2: Mt. The falls are beautiful. From Marcy Dam we headed up following signs for Mt. Nice views west and southwest. Some patches of snow and ice but nothing significant. Hiking Marcy, Tabletop, and Phelps this weekend - what advice do you have for me? The trip up Phelps was short but steep toward the top. This is a 15.9 mile out-and-back hike with 4300 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 7-10 hours to complete. If you’re doing Tabletop first, keep following the signs to Marcy, then eventually you will see signs for Tabletop. We parked at South Meadow, signed in there, and hiked in to Marcy Dam. Phelps isn't known for it's views since it's not a bald peak - but honestly, you get breathtaking views of Marcy, the MacIntyre Range, Colden, Haystack and more. - Last mi. Kory and I had both done nine of the high peaks previously and Candy had done ten, so it was an experienced group. Wet and muddy, but easy enough. We got there at 6:15am, started hiking around 7 and finished at 4pm (9 hours total) and we stopped for lunch at the Falls for about 30 mins and then maybe 15 mins on each summit. The adk loj parking lot was completely full by 4:30am. Phelps Mountain is a 1.2-mile spur and Tabletop Mountain another 0.6-mile spur, neither one as dramatic or interesting as Marcy. In the summer, do not expect much in … We had decided to save Phelps for last, so we passed the junction point and continued along the trail towards Mt. The trail to Tabletop was extremely muddy at the top but we had the trail to ourselves both ways. Phelps felt harder imo, Phelps is definitely steeper than Tabletop. It only took us 2 minutes to get there and we really enjoyed it (nice place to have an early lunch). Snowshoeing. Marcy, Tabletop, Phelps . Tabletop and Phelps. Did Tabletop first, then Phelps, I'd recommend going in that order. Phelps Mountain is flanked to the southeast by Table Top Mountain. Getting to Tabletop is easy, follow the signs for Marcy until you see a sign on a tree pointing towards Tabletop. Phelps has beautiful views from its summit: Colden, Marcy, Basin, Haystack Saddleback, plus Wright, Algonquin and Iroquois, are most prominent. Despite seeing nobody along the road, the area around Marcy Dam was quite busy. The views were well worth the effort. The first day, we departed the Adirondak Loj and hiked in the 2.3 miles to Marcy Dam area, where we ditched our full packs for lighter day packs at a lean-to. I recommend getting an early start (we started in the dark) to avoid the crowds of people headed up Marcy. 62 deg at start. We stopped at Indian Falls after - I would highly recommend the slight detour. If anyone reads this and lost a pair either on the way to Marcy or Tabletop, let us know. Marcy. The trail sign shows 1 mi to the summit. Got to the loj at 7 and the lot was almost full. It. Amazing views from Phelps. Phelps: 4161' #9 Trailhead Elev: 2179' Avg Elev Gain/mi.- 241' Max Elev Gain/mi.- 1430' - Easy right up to the Phelps Mountain Jct. We had a bet going if we would see them since they were only doing Phelps and we were doing Tabletop first. It was another 1.2 miles up the mountain with a great scenic bridge crossing along the way. But the view is much better and there is a larger area to sit at the top. The hike itself to Marcy Dam is 2.3 miles. Hiked 8-13-2020 Multiple and ample views from Phelps. Ninety minutes from the main trail to Marcy which was really slow but I became aware on this hike that my ankle was still upset with me from the hike on Macomb two days prior. The trail up to the both ascents were fairly flat and easy. Phelps was a steady moderate elevation gain. Morning on the Van Hoevenberg It did open up on the backside to views of Mt. Thankfully, both my colleagues saw the sign and reeled me in. Tabletop is a broad three-humped peak located roughly between Marcy and Phelps. I reached Marcy Dam in less than an hour. With our moderate pace from earlier, we were well rested and cranked that out in 56 minutes, including a stop to chat with a group we had seen earlier down at Marcy Dam. We were up there by noon, and took a nice half hour at the summit to relax. It was a great winter day, one I hadn't seen in almost two years, I hope to adventure in many more like it. views were amazing at top as fully open. It was a little windy up there so we all had an extra layer on until we got back on the trail. From what I can tell from the FB pages I'm apart of, trail conditions don't look too bad. Great hike and awesome views! We tracked closer to 1.5mi. Leave a comment 19. Made this side trip on the way back down the van hoevenberg from Marcy. Stop at Indian falls! Lots of hikers going to Marcy but when we turned off to Tabletop we were alone. Hiking trip report, map, and photos for Mount Marcy and Table Top Mountain, located in Adirondack Park, New York. You don't want to skip Indian Falls on the way down. It is the 32nd highest peak in New York. After a little over a mile, you will reach the split to Phelps Mountain on your left. It's only .7 miles from the sign in book at Marcy Dam to the junction for Phelps and that took us about thirty minutes. Additionally, Tabletop's summit is fully treed. Glad I saved Indian Falls for the way down- clouds burned off and the falls are worth the 10 minute detour- great view of Wright, Algonquin and Iroquois. Table Top has three summits; the southernmost is the highest, followed by the middle peak at 4,308 ft (1,313 m) and the north peak at 4,216 ft (1,285 m). Not including the two meal breaks on the summits it was eight hours and ten minutes round trip for Tabletop and Phelps … Phelps and Tabletop Mountains Trail is a 22.2 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Placid, New York that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. Although it was running fast, I was still able to cross Phelps Brook by rock-hopping; the few patches of ice did not look solid. We made it down to the junction in 41 minutes and in another 20 minutes we were at the Dam. WET, WET, WET! Tabletop's herd path is pretty easy to follow. 46 High Peaks: Phelps and Tabletop 9.11.15 I took advantage of a beautiful September Friday to hike my fifth and sixth Adirondack High Peaks, Phelps and Tabletop.I signed in at the Adirondack Loj trailhead at 8:25am and started the hike with an easy and pretty 2.1 mile walk through the woods to Marcy … Lots of scrambles, but the view is excellent. 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