Climbing Mt Marcy, New York

Lake Placid was very crowded. A Half Ironman was being held on the day after we arrived in the town that is, on the day we wanted to climb Mt Marcy and we discovered that the Half Ironman was going to have a significant effect on our plans: in order for the triathlon to be held, the police were going to close New York state route 73 at 5:00 am the following day. This was the cause of considerable consternation for us, because we had to drive on NY-73 in order to get back to Adirondack Loj Road and access the trailhead for the route up Mt Marcy. As a result,