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Over Little Haystack
Mount Marcy
Final Marcy View
Back down to Phelps Tr
Back up the Phelps
Intermediate Signout
Leaving Marcy Dam
South Meadows
Arriving back
Master Mike
We arrived back at the South Meadows trailhead shortly after 6 a.m., making for a 11.5 hour, 17.3 mile (27.9 km) hike. I've only done this particular route to Haystack once before, during my long 2004 "Crazy Eight" Great Range hike. The memory of that more difficult journey had somewhat tainted my recollection of this approach. It really isn't too bad.

Anyway, thanks to Julie for suggesting and organizing. I'm glad we got out on this beautiful day to enjoy beautiful Haystack.
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Haystack from South Meadows - click map to view
Haystack from South Meadows - Hike Data
Start Time: 6:44AM
End Time: 6:14PM
Duration: 11h29m
Distance: 27.89 km (17.33 mi)
Average Speed: 2.4 km/hr (1.5 mph)
Start Elevation: 2075ft (633m) *
Max Elevation: 4946ft (1508m) *
Min Elevation: 2031ft (619m) *
End Elevation: 2072ft (632m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 4440ft (1353m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 4430ft (1350m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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