It’s been a while since we last hiked Phelps Mountain. But, as you know, there is a big difference between hiking and snowshoeing. So, yesterday, we embarked on a well-known path. How would it go?
Phelps Mt. is named for Orson Schofield Phelps who cut the first trail up Mt Marcy. It is thus fitting that this peak whose view is so dominated by Mt. Marcy, is named after Phelps. It is probably the easiest high peak to climb from the Marcy dam area, and is good alternative for hikers who find themselves short of time.
At a distance of 4.4 miles from the Adirondack Loj, we spent approximately 5 hours for the round trip, under some flurries and even some sunshine. No wind, temperature around -15F, that translated to an almost perfect winter day, out in the mountains.
What a great day!