The mountain is the highest peak in New York, Mt. Marci, about a 15 mile round trip starting from the Adirondak Loj outside of Lake Placid located about 5 miles from a main road in the mountains.
It had beaufiful scenery and views, changing weather with the elevation change, and unexpected challenges..like taking cover in a thunder storm.
It would be nice to do it again some day and will probably now be more challenging. It was truly a day hike since we started after breakfast at the lodge and got back just before dinner at 6 PM.