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Ascent of Blackhead on 2008-03-02

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Tom Dickson
Chris Zillig
Date:Sunday, March 2, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blackhead
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Exited the car to the sweet song of the cardinal. After that there wasn't to much sweetness on the hike. We hiked in snow all the way to the summit with some areas up to and over our knees. Boy do I need snowshoes. At the trail crossing (red & yellow) a group of 10 hikers with snowshoes went ahead of us and broke down the trail for us. Much needed. The actual assent/dessent of the Mt went much easier after that. Before the summit there were a series of views of Black Dome and the Devils Path. They got better as you continued to climb. At the summit there were to kids(8&12 yrs old) receiving there patch for finishing the 39 requirements of the Catskill 3500 Club. Summit was pretty much viewless. Arrived back at the car in good shape with a fun time had by all. Finished up our 4 Mts. needed for the winter hikes in the 3500 Club. Yeah.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3680 ft / 1120 m
    Elevation Loss:3680 ft / 1120 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3680 ft / 1120 m
    Extra Loss:1840 ft / 560 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Black Dome Range Trail(red)/ Blackhead Mt Trail(ye
    Trailhead: Batavia Kill/Black Dome Trailhead  2100 ft / 640 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1840 ft / 560 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Black Dome Range Trail(red)/ Blackhead Mt Trail(ye
    Trailhead:Batavia Kill/Black Dome Trailhead  2100 ft / 640 m



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