About The Trek
Summit New York’s highest peak, reaching 5,344 feet into the sky, Mt. Marcy! From the top of Mt. Marcy, you’ll be able to see 43 other peaks in the Adirondacks. This trek includes hiking almost eight miles and backcountry camping. You will be accompanied by seven other first-years and two upperclassmen leaders. Hiking experience highly recommended.
Difficulty: 4/5

Trek Leaders

Name: Erik Patak
Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Voorheesville, NY
Involvement on Campus: Ultimate Frisbee, Alpine Ski Team, Rock climbing, Mountain biking
Fun Fact: I can blacksmith

Name: Emily Andrews
Year: Sophomore
Major: Molecular Genetics
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Involvement on Campus: Society of Undergrad Biology Students, Creative Arts Club
Fun Fact: I can only snap with my pinkies


Itinerary
August 18th
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 19th
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 20th
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 21st
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