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Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2009-08-09

Climber: Ben Morrow

Date:Sunday, August 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2349 ft / 715 m

Ascent Trip Report

After climbing Woodhull Mountain on the other side of Old Forge, it was nice to do a quick, interesting climb to finish out the weekend. A few cars in the parking lot showed that at least I wasn't going to be the only person on the trail this time. The climbing was more steep than I had anticipated, but not terribly so. In all it was a pretty easy hike and was really fun climbing on the rocks from the second half on. Met a few people on the summit, but because the tower cab was full and I was anxious to get home, I didn't linger and climb the tower itself. The weather was still very cloudy so there were no views, but at least the rain held off. I would like to head back some time and hike this again on the nicer day. It took only 50 minutes roundtrip at a moderate pace and gave me #18 in the Fire Tower Challenge.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Bald Mountain Trail from Rondaxe Rd.
    Trailhead:1959 ft / 597 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail



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