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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2009-08-08

Climber: Ben Morrow

Date:Saturday, August 8, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2640 ft / 804 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful morning to kick off a weekend of climbing. The climb itself is pretty easy. The first part of the hike is along a gravel/dirt road and then the trail turns right to a well-maintained foot path through the woods. The fire tower isn't the greatest because of all the radio equipment and you can't climb it at all, but just below that is a nice open spot with a great view of Lake George. Actually, the radio equipment isn't all bad...it gave me near perfect cell reception so I could call and wish my sister a happy birthday from the top of a mountain. Quite a few people were on their way up as I was heading back down and the parking lot was packed. Nice to see so many people enjoying the outdoors. This was also #14 for me in the Fire Tower Challenge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1046 ft / 319 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Black Mountain Trail from Pike Brook Rd.
    Trailhead:1594 ft / 485 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail



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