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Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2011-07-16

Climber: David Johnson

Others in Party:Mianda Johnson
David Johnson III
Zane Johnson
Date:Saturday, July 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2349 ft / 715 m

Ascent Trip Report

First hike on the Fire tower challenge. Decided after last hike in the high peaks to try something alittle less challenging. Plus I brought my wife and two young (7 and 5) sons with me. The day while a bit hot but otherwise really nice. For the two small ones, the excitment was unbelievable. Actually they motivated my wife and I termendiously. We made great time up the mountain. Spent some time on the tower and headed back down. What a day, the only bad spot was the horseflies or whatever they were on the summit. When we got back in the car and headed for the promised ice cream, my oldest just spoke up and said "Dad, can we do this again tommorrow?" It just doesn't get any better than that.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:trailhead 5 miles from Old Forge  1999 ft / 609 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:trailhead 5 miles from Old Forge  
    Time Down:0 Hours 50 Minutes



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