Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2008-02-10

Climber: Thomas Dickson

Others in Party:Rich Zillig
Chris Zillig
Date:Sunday, February 10, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 8am finished at 2:10pm. Snowing,windy,cloudy,sun, and blue skys all in one day. Temp. at start was 26 degrees and same when finished. Hard comming back down on rocks with crampons. Saw four campers at leanto and three hikers on summit. Real windy and snow was blowing hard on way up and down. No trees came down while we were on trail. Snow covered trees on top of mtn.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1600 ft / 488 m
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1600 ft / 488 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Rider Hollow Trail/Oliveria Mapledale Trail to Pin
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow Road Parking Area  2000 ft / 609 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:0 ft / 0 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Trailhead:Balsam Summit  3600 ft / 1097 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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