Ascent of Black Dome on 2008-08-24
|Date:||Sunday, August 24, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3980 ft / 1213 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI started at the Batavia Kill PA, and followed the red Black Dome trail for 0.5 miles to a L on the yellow Batavia Kill trail. I followed this for 0.8 miles to a R on the blue Escarpment trail, which I followed for 0.8 miles to the summit of Blackhead.
From Blackhead, I followed the Blackhead trail down to the col (Lockwood Gap) and ascended the red trail to the summit of Black Dome and then on to Thomas Cole. I then returned to Lockwood Gap and descended the red trail to the PA.
All told, tis hike was around 7 miles with 2500' of gain, and was completed in a bit less than 4 hours at a verrrrry leisurely pace (I've been down for 6 weeks with back trouble, so I took it easy and used this as a tune-up hike...).
The summit of Thomas Cole is not on the trail, it is 100 metres or so to the north of the trail in some thick brush, and about 20-30' higher than the trail. None of the summits are marked.
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