Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2010-10-03

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Sunday, October 3, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was going to bushwhack Rusk but the road ws closed and parking was problematic due to all the rain this past week - some roads and bridges were out.
Scooted over to McKenley Hollow and climbed up to the junction in the col and turned right for Balsam. Past Balsam about another .3 is a good view. Came back down to the same Junction and went up the other side past Haynes and over to Eagle.
Beautiful day for hiking!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1875 ft / 572 m
    Elevation Loss:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1875 ft / 572 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:McKinly Hollow Trail + Pine Hill West Branch
    Trailhead:McKenley Hollow  1725 ft / 525 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:500 ft / 153 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Pine Hill West Branch
    Trailhead:PW&OM Junction  3100 ft / 944 m
    Time Down:56 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: CAT Balsam & Eagle

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Balsam Mountain2010-10-03 a
2Haynes Mountain2010-10-03 b
3Eagle Mountain2010-10-03 c

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