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Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2009-02-01

Climber: Rich Zillig

Others in Party:Chris Zillig
Tom Dickson
Date:Sunday, February 1, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Great hike. First ones out on the trail so, we broke trail all the way up. Drifts were up to... you know what. The snow on the fire tower bench was above seat level. We climbed the tower very carefully it was all ice. Wind was extremely fast and we couldn't stay long. Took some pic's and got the hell down. Stopped for a bite to eat and then attempted Graham. About half way up my son injured his leg and we turned back. Another day....another time. Overall a great day.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1120 ft / 341 m
    Elevation Loss:1120 ft / 341 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1120 ft / 341 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Dry Brook Ridge/ Balsam Lake Mt Tr
    Trailhead:Mill Brook Rd  2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1120 ft / 341 m
    Route:Balsam Lake Mt/ Dry Brook Ridge
    Trailhead:Mill Brook Rd  2600 ft / 792 m



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