Ascent of North Dome on 2020-07-05
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, July 5, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New York|
| Elevation:||3610 ft / 1100 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted on the Mt Sherrill Summit.
Headed out along a herd path, toward North Dome.
The Herd Path would disappear, every now and again.
I would bushwhack using my GPS and compass toward the North Dome Summit.
There was still a lot of ground cover as detailed on my ascent of Sherrill.
I had to avoid some cliffs and blow down.
I did descend to the shallow col between the mountains, before ascending to the summit of North Dome.
I had to avoid blow down and the prickley plants. There were some wet areas in the col, so I took many detours.
I hit a very good herd path only about 50 feet from the canister. The flies were still bad, but I decided to try and eat my lunch quickly. I kept everything in my zip lock bags until the last second before entering my mouth. After signing in and taking a few selfies of me and the trees, I headed back to Sherrill, and then back to the trailhead.
The return trip was a bit better as there were a few more visible herd paths on the south side of the ridge.
When I returned to Sherrill, I contemplated heading to the 'other' Balsam Mt. I bagged the idea just after passing Sherrill, because the Herd Path vanished, again. I also forgot to program the summit coordinated into my GPS. It was an easy decision.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2849 ft / 867 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4834 ft / 1473 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class IV|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
Cool to start, to Upper 70s
| Gain on way in:||1009 ft / 307 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 44 ft / 14 m; Extra: 965 ft / 294m|
| Loss on way in:||965 ft / 294 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.5 km|
| Route:||Bushwhack across Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Started on Sherrill Mt 3566 ft / 1086 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 11 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||3869 ft / 1179 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 2029 ft / 619 m; Extra: 1840 ft / 560m|
| Gain on way out:||1840 ft / 560 m|
| Distance:||4.9 mi / 7.9 km|
| Route:||Back to Sherrill then Bushwhack to TH|
| End Trailhead:||Shaft Rd, off Rt 42 1581 ft / 481 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 21 Minutes|
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