Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2007-09-16

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Steven Ortiz
Date:Sunday, September 16, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful, sunny, cool day for a hike. We followed an old tower road most of the way up till we reached Balsam Lake Mt Tr. Hike got a little more difficult up to the fire tower. We met the Ranger(Rich Roller) at the tower and he gave us a tour of the tower, pointing out the differant mts., and his cabin. He gave us Fire tower cards and information on the tower hike club. He was a real great guy and really treated the boy's special. Spent about a 1hr there and then started down for our climb of Graham Mt.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2243 ft / 683 m
    Elevation Loss:2243 ft / 683 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2243 ft / 683 m
    Extra Loss:1123 ft / 342 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Dry Brook Ridge Trail/BalsamLake Mt Tr
    Trailhead:Mill Brook Rd. Traihead  2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1120 ft / 341 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Balsam Lake Mt Tr/ Dry BrookRidge TR
    Trailhead:Mill Brook Rd. Traihead  2600 ft / 792 m

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