On Saturday April 4th, 2015, my husband Glenn and I, along with friends Debbie and Ivan, decided that we would attempt our first Adirondack backcountry ski on AT (alpine touring) gear. Our selected objective would be Mount Marcy, the highest peak in the Adirondacks at 5344ft/1629m. We could have picked an easier first objective, but Marcy is a classic and we wanted to do it. We parked at the South Meadows parking lot (~2050') and skinned in on the truck trail towards Marcy Dam. We totally lucked out with the day's conditions: FRESH POWDER!!