Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2010-09-11
|Others in Party:||SOLO|
|Date:||Saturday, September 11, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Balsam Lake Mountain|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3720 ft / 1133 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAnother beautiful day for a hike. Weather was perfect in the low 70's and just a slight breeze. Got to the trailhead around 10 am and was at the summit in under an hour. Even at the top there was virtually no wind. I met volunteers Cindy and Brian on the way up and they were nice enough to open both the cabin and the tower for me. We talked for about a half an hour as other people reached the summit from both the north and south routes. They had catskill fire tower patches for sale but I don't usually carry money with me when I hike. 360 degree views of the region with red hill, double top, and slide easily visible as well as many more peaks. This is #20 for me with only 3 Catskill towers left.
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||1 Hours |
| Time Down:||45 Minutes|
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