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Ascent of Balsam Cap on 2008-04-20

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Tom Dickson
Date:Sunday, April 20, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Cap
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3623 ft / 1104 m

Ascent Trip Report

After summiting Friday we continued on to Balsam Cap. Short hike and fairly easy for a bushwack. Found the canister and signed in. We made our way back to the car by hiking down between the cul of Rocky. Came out right where we went in to summit Friday. Long day of hiking (16mi.) but a great day was had by all.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:294 ft / 88 m
    Elevation Loss:1746 ft / 531 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:294 ft / 88 m
    Extra Loss:223 ft / 67 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Bushwack
    Trailhead:Friday Mt  3694 ft / 1125 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1523 ft / 464 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Bushwack- Fishman path- P-T/ P-EB
    Trailhead:Denning Road Trailhead  2100 ft / 640 m



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