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Ascent of Blackhead on 2012-08-12

Climber: Stewart McGuire

Others in Party:Peggy McGuire
Kimberly McGuire
Date:Sunday, August 12, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blackhead
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got 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
Clear, Comfortable,
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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