Ascent of Blackhead on 2011-08-27

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Others in Party:Justin Wixson
Date:Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiking from the Big Hollow Road trailhead, my nephew and I made a pleasant trek to the summit of Blackhead, despite the nearly 1,200 feet of elevation gain in the last .9 miles on Batavia Kill. Notwithstanding the unrelenting nature of the elevation gain (particularly as the first 1.6 miles or so of the trail is largely flat), the hike was quite interesting and the array of plant life and rock formations made this an enjoyable excursion. We summited Blackhead in approximately 2 hrs, 45 minutes. Given cloud cover shrouding the summit, we opted NOT to go slightly east for what are supposed to be impressive views. We DID continue on to complete the rest of the Blackhead Range (Black Dome, Thomas Cole, etc.)...

Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cloud cover movied in over the summit of Blackhead, reducing visibility and summit views.
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Kurt Phaneuf
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