Ascent of Black Dome on 2011-08-27
|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:||3980 ft / 1213 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowing our ascent of Blackhead via the Batavia Kill trail, we proceeded west into the col between Blackhead and Black Dome. Views of the latter along the way REALLY make this descent (during which nearly 500 feet of elevation gain are given back) one of the highlights of the Blackhead Range. Though steep sections of the Black Dome ascent involved some mild scrambling (and were as challenging as sections of the Blackhead ascent) and some cloud cover still lingered, the overall effect of being able to see BOTH mountains during the move was exhilarating.
GPS file is available via my Blackhead Mountain trail report...
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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