Ascent of Blackhead on 2012-08-12
|Others in Party:||Peggy McGuire|
|Date:||Sunday, August 12, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3940 ft / 1200 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGot a late start at 10am. Weather was nice, not too hot, partly sunny and not too humid. Did a clockwise loop. Made good time up to the ridge between Blackhead and Acra Point. From there it got REALLY steep! It took another 1.5 hours to go the last .9 miles to the summit. The route down via the western slope was much easier and quicker, getting back to the car in 2 hours. Great views from the overlook before the summit. Partial views from the summit. Also, great views from the overlook heading down on the western side of the mountain, looking towards Blackdome.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1740 ft / 530 m|
| Distance:||5.4 mi / 8.7 km|
| Route:||Clockwise Loop|
| Trailhead:||Trailhead @ end of County Rd 56 2200 ft / 670 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||3 Hours |
| Time Down:||2 Hours |
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