Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2012-02-18

Climber: Brian Lubbert

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, February 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked in from west up red trail to blue. New dusting of snow on trails. I switched on an off between crampons and microspikes. Met three people on the hike. The hike started out sunny and we were overcast with flurries on top. I hiked back down to the car and arrived in sunshine. Mountains make their own weather!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1600 ft / 488 m
    Elevation Loss:1600 ft / 488 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
started sunny cloudy later
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1600 ft / 488 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Olivera Mapledale to Blue Pine Hill West Branch Tr
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow Road  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1600 ft / 488 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4.1 km
    Route:Blue Pine Hill West Branch Trail
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow Road  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 

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