Ascent of Balsam Mountain on 2008-10-11
|Date:||Saturday, October 11, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3600 ft / 1097 m|
Ascent Trip ReportNice Hike, did this with Eagle. Very steep blood pumping section between leanto on the oliveria -mapledale and junction with the pine hill trail. Great camp log at leanto along the way, definately take time to read and contribute. Picked up some plates left by careless hikers. There is an loud but harmless loose dog owned by the owner closest to the trailhead at the end of mckinley hollow. It scared the crap out of me and even blocked the path until I finally shoo'd it away. On the return in the afternoon the owners were out and whistled to the dog to come over, respecting the hikers on the path. A couple hiking the trail also mentioned it. Nothing to worry about, but prepare, maybe bring a dog treat or throw a stick if hiking via mckinley.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Oliveria-Mapledale Trail|
| Trailhead:||McKinley Hollow |
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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