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Old 04-04-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Mt. Marcy to Mt. Skylight to Grey Peak

Hello, my wife and I are taking a 3 day backpacking trip in the Adirondacks on May 10. We plan to begin at the Adk Loj trailhead, head towards mount marcy, hit mount skylight, and end with a stop at grey peak before heading back to the Adk Loj.

I understand people have done this 18 mile trek in a day but we are planning to spread this out over the course of 2 days/3 nights. As far as setting up camp, is any where off the trail ok to set up our tent? (100 ft off trail?) Im also under the impression that controlled fires are ok.

Another question I have is considering it will be May 10, what will the temperature be and how much snow should we expect?

Im also wondering if anyone knows where I might find a list of grid coordinates for the peaks, marcy dam, indian falls ect...ill be using a NatGeo trails map for navigation but ill carry a gps with way points as a backup.

One last question. If we wanted to hit algonquin peak after skylight instead of hitting grey, is there a good trail for this? Im just trying to keep my options open as far as prolonging or shortening the trip, which will all be dependent on how well my wife holds up.

Any and all advice would be appreciated!

Geoff

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