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Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2009-02-08

Climber: Ted Wallace

Others in Party:Scott Smith.
Date:Sunday, February 8, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at the Balsam Lake Parking Area at the end of Beaver Kill Road. Dry Brook Ridge Trail (Blue) to Balsam Lake Mountain Trail (Red) to the summit. VERY windy at the top of the fire tower (the box was locked). Scott stood on the last landing before the top and I stood at the second-to-last. The wind was pretty scary. Back down the same way we came up.

Temperature in the 40s, so the snow was heavy. MSR Lightning Ascents to the rescue, once again.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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