Carry A Rock Up Marcy Program

Carry A Rock Up Marcy Program

roger
roger

July 18th, 2001, 4:35 am #1

This was posted in the "Views From the Top" Forum:
http://www.lexicomm.com/whites/wwwboard ... 12390.html

Posted by Michael Chiarella on July 17, 2001 at 12:31:46:

Hello,
I wanted to announce that this summer the Summit Steward Program at the Adirondack Mountain Club will be continueing the Carry A Rock Program. We are asking hikers interested in the preservation of the alpine zone to help us by carrying a rock from the pile in the Adirondak Loj parking lot to the summit of Marcy, Algonquin or Colden. The rocks are from one to five pounds in weight with a few larger ones. They will be used in scree walls, cairns and for rock packing(this stabilizes the soil around eroding banks).
You will find the pile of rocks at the trail register at the Adirondak Loj. When you reach the summit you may give your rock to the Summit Steward or leave it at the sign on top.
The Summit Steward program is in its 12th year and has talked to over 150,000 hikers about alpine stewardship. We have Stewards on Marcy and Algonquin every day through Labor Day and weekends until Columbus Day. This year we will also have a Steward on Colden on the summer weekends. The message that we are trying to get across is: Please stay on the rocks while you are above treeline. If you have any questions about the Carry A Rock program or the Summit Stewards, please contact me.
Sincerely
Michael Chiarella - Chief Summit Steward
(518)523-3480
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Plucky P.
Plucky P.

July 18th, 2001, 8:07 pm #2

When hiking Mt. LeConte in Tennessee, place a rock at the summit (High Top) so that some day Mt. LeConte will be higher than Clingmans Dome and maybe someday higher than Mt. Mitchell. (Yea sure it will never REALLY happen but you never know...)
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patrick
patrick

July 18th, 2001, 10:13 pm #3


Try Mt Guyot instead. At 6621 you need less rocks than LeConte. Less crowded hike too.
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roger
roger

July 19th, 2001, 12:14 am #4

When hiking Mt. LeConte in Tennessee, place a rock at the summit (High Top) so that some day Mt. LeConte will be higher than Clingmans Dome and maybe someday higher than Mt. Mitchell. (Yea sure it will never REALLY happen but you never know...)
Here's a fascinating site
http://www.mtleconte.com/

It's Ed Wright's hiking log of the mountain (from my reading he's done it 1,267 times). He hasn't done it this year because he's had knee surgery.

It's everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain.
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Craig
Craig

July 19th, 2001, 12:24 am #5

When hiking Mt. LeConte in Tennessee, place a rock at the summit (High Top) so that some day Mt. LeConte will be higher than Clingmans Dome and maybe someday higher than Mt. Mitchell. (Yea sure it will never REALLY happen but you never know...)
...strictly.

I don't care what anyone says. It's strictly lucky to pile a rock at the carn on LeConte. If you can find one.

I've been there over 40 times, in over 40 years, and that's my understanding.

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Fred L.
Fred L.

July 19th, 2001, 2:59 pm #6

When hiking Mt. LeConte in Tennessee, place a rock at the summit (High Top) so that some day Mt. LeConte will be higher than Clingmans Dome and maybe someday higher than Mt. Mitchell. (Yea sure it will never REALLY happen but you never know...)
on top of Mt. LeConte, but that won't make it one inch higher. Manmade structures don't count.
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Ed Wright
Ed Wright

July 30th, 2001, 6:58 pm #7

Here's a fascinating site
http://www.mtleconte.com/

It's Ed Wright's hiking log of the mountain (from my reading he's done it 1,267 times). He hasn't done it this year because he's had knee surgery.

It's everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain.
But how do I find information about others?
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Ed Wright
Ed Wright

July 30th, 2001, 7:01 pm #8

...strictly.

I don't care what anyone says. It's strictly lucky to pile a rock at the carn on LeConte. If you can find one.

I've been there over 40 times, in over 40 years, and that's my understanding.
I have piled more than 5,000 rocks on the rock pile. beneath it is the Bench Mark.
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Bill
Bill

July 30th, 2001, 11:13 pm #9

Here's a fascinating site
http://www.mtleconte.com/

It's Ed Wright's hiking log of the mountain (from my reading he's done it 1,267 times). He hasn't done it this year because he's had knee surgery.

It's everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain.
Ed, you must be in great shape. Congrats on your thousand + hikes of LeConte.

You & everyone else can stay over there on the Gatlinburg side of the mountain. It's a beautiful trail but every time I've hiked LeConte, I've seen a least a few people, even in Jan. Forget about it in warm weather... it's a circus of tourists.
I hope it continues to be a tourist hiking spot, drawing in most of the visitors to that side of the GSMNP..... so I can enjoy the solitude of the south side of the park from the north shore of Fontana.
cheers!
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Plucky P.
Plucky P.

August 2nd, 2001, 10:29 pm #10

Here's a fascinating site
http://www.mtleconte.com/

It's Ed Wright's hiking log of the mountain (from my reading he's done it 1,267 times). He hasn't done it this year because he's had knee surgery.

It's everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain.
Any chance of publishing a book of all the hikes, not just the first 1001?
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