About The Trek
Mt. Marcy is New York’s highest peak, reaching 5,344ft, over one mile into the sky! Join five other first-years and your two upperclassmen leaders, Ben Young and Rina Bardin, on this scenic hike. Two nights of camping at Marcy Dam, lunch at Indian Falls, and constant views of nearby peaks make this a memorable trip. Trekees should be physically capable of hiking five hours on moderate terrain, and previous hiking experience is recommended. NY is about to be your home for the next four years, so there’s no better way to get acquainted than being on top of it all!

Trek Leaders

Hey guys! My name is Rina, and I’m a rising senior studying Public Health and Art History. I’m from Chevy Chase, MD, which is right outside of DC. On campus, I’m a part of greek life and I’m a tour guide. I studied abroad last semester in Geneva, Switzerland and I’m pumped to be back on campus for UR FOOT. As a freshman, I did Day Treks and last year I was a leader for the Alleghany trek! I’m so excited to lead the Mt. Marcy trek and I can’t wait to meet all of you soon!! Get ready for the best hiking trip ever!

Hey Guys! My name is Ben Young and I’m a Junior Environmental Science major. I was basically raised as a child of the trees, so I’ll be in my natural habitat during treks and you’ll get to witness my true self. I finished the 46er’s a couple of years ago and I’m the President of the Outing Club. This is my second year doing UR foot and I’m super pumped to get to know all of you!

August 19th
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Trekees’ Move In
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Opening BBQ
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trek Leaders Check Trekees’ Gear
August 20th
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Eat Breakfast
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Drive to Adirondacks, Lunch on Road
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Bsckpack to Marcy Dam, Set up Camp
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM Dinner and Relaxing
August 21st
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Hike Mt.Marcy
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Watch Solar Eclipse
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Return to Camp
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner and Relaxing
August 22nd
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eat Breakfast
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pack Up, Hike back to Loj
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM Drive back to UR
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Unpack and Shower
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Closing BBQ