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Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2008-03-11

Climber: Bill Schirmer

Others in Party:Cliff
Date:Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3600 ft / 1097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Loop from Rider Hollow PA. Went up Mine Hollow Trail and came down Rider Hollow (Oliverea-Mapledale) Trail. Trails were very icy. Approx. 4-6" snow remaining on summit. Beautiful day although the views were a bit hazy. This completed my required winter ascent of Balsam and my last of the four required winter hikes.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Mine Hollow Trail to Pine Hill-West Branch Trail
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Pine Hill-West Branch Trail to Rider Hollow (Olive
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow PA  



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