Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2008-02-10

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Tom Dickson
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 out with a very cold AM. It quickly turned to snow. We had about 4-5in. fall while we were hiking. 50% white-out at times. Was alot of fun. At the intersection to summit Balsam the weather turned windy and very cold. The view at the summit is very limited but the wind died and the sun came out. Made for a enjoyable short stay. On the dessent it started snowing again. Made straight for the car and all had a great day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Elevation Loss:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Extra Loss:1900 ft / 579 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Oliveria/Mapledale-Pine Hill/West Branch
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow Tr PA  1800 ft / 548 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1800 ft / 549 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Oliveria/Mapledale-Pine Hill/West Branch
    Trailhead:Rider Hollow Tr PA  1800 ft / 548 m

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