Ascent of Balsam Lake Mountain on 2018-02-18
|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 ReportMuch 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.
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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