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Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2018-02-18

Climber: Lori S

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Balsam Lake Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:3720 ft / 1133 m

Ascent Trip Report

Much of the first section is an easy road type hike. The entire trail was covered with a couple inches of snow over ice. A few bald sections by the rocky creeks, but not many. Used spikes and poles. Easy going hike. Nice views from the tower with some clouds. Much windier and cold at summit/in tower than along the trail (2-6 pm). Top of tower was locked. Several others on the trail. Some used snowshoes, one couple had crampons on. Trail register in great shape.
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Balsam Mountain fire tower. 2/18/18 (2018-02-18). Photo by Lori S.
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Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
30's, dropping to 20's



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