Ascent of Blackhead on 2013-09-14

Climber: Jeff Hicks

Others in Party:None
Date:Saturday, September 14, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3940 ft / 1200 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left house at 3:30am for 3 hr. drive. Parked in the DEC lot on Big hollow rd. Started hiking at 7am. Reached Blackhead summit in 1.5 hrs. Mountain in the clouds, no views....on to Black Dome. No views on Black Dome either...on to Thomas Cole. Lots of grouse up here...I kicked out 15-20 of them between Black Dome and Cole. No view on Cole...back to Black Dome. The clouds finally lifted enough to get a view on the way down Black Dome. Good view of Blackhead and south to the Devils path mountains that I've already hiked. Hiked down to the col between Black Dome and Blackhead, where I ran into the 1st hikers of the day, then took the red trail back to the parking lot. The hike took 5 1/2 hours and was a very enjoyable hike. I think it was about 8.5 miles round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
wet and low 40's
Ascent Statistics
    Route:North side (yellow trail)
    Trailhead:DEC parking lot  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Red trail
    Trailhead:DEC parking lot  

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