Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2009-08-09
|Date:||Sunday, August 9, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||2349 ft / 715 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 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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