Ascent of Black Dome on 2013-09-14
|Others in Party:||None|
|Date:||Saturday, September 14, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3980 ft / 1213 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLeft 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.
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| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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