Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2010-06-25

Climber: Michael Rider

Date:Friday, June 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the Pine Hill-West Branch trail over Balsam and completed the loop down Mine Hollow after ascending Eagle earlier. Hazy view of the intersection of 42 and Lost Clove from the view. Ate some gorp there. Fewer nettles on the Mine Hollow trail than on the Oliverea-Mapledale trail. Found fresh bear tracks near the OM/MH intersection and a bear eating berries on the roadside in Rider Hollow. Also chickens at play. Respect the warning sign!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Rider Hollow - Pine Hill-West Branch
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Pine Hill-West Branch - Mine Hollow
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  

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