Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2011-01-03

Climber: Michael Rider

Date:Monday, January 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed up from the Rider Hollow PA. Took Mine Hollow up. Scattered snow and ice down low, no difficult ice until the top of MH. Packed hard-frozen snow on Pine Hill WB trail. Carried snowshoes but didn't need them. Microspikes the whole way. Continued over summit to four-way on PW and continued over Haynes to Eagle.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Rider Hollow - Mine Hollow - Pine Hill-West Branch
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Pine Hill-West Branch - Rider Hollow
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  

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