Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2009-11-20

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Graham Mountain, I headed up this one via the Balsam Lake Mountain Trail. No views from the summit unless you ascend the fire tower. Plenty to see from near the top of the tower. I was up there as the sun was beginning to set. After heading down, I slept at the Balsam Lake Mtn Lean-to. The extra 400 ft ascent is heading back out to the Mill Brook Rd trailhead via the southern spur of the Balsam Lake Mtn trail to the Dry Brook Ridge Tr.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:920 ft / 279 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:920 ft / 279 m
    Extra Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Route:Balsam Lake Mtn Trail
    Trailhead:3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Catskills Nov '09 (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Graham Mountain2009-11-20 a
2Balsam Lake Mountain2009-11-20 b
3Big Indian Mountain2009-11-21
4Eagle Mountain2009-11-22 a
5Haynes Mountain2009-11-22 b
6Balsam Mountain2009-11-22 c

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