Ascent of Black Mountain on 2010-06-18

Climber: John Sasso

Others in Party:None
Date:Friday, June 18, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2640 ft / 804 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first solo hike of a mountain in Lake George. My birthday hike. It was going very well up until I got to the junction which, if I took the left turn, would have brought me by Black Mtn Ponds and back to the trailhead. Well, because of an incorrect description of trail near here in B. McMartin's "50 Hikes of the Adirondacks" book, I took the wrong route at the junction. Ended up going at least a mile out of my way. Thank goodness I came across two fellas to redirected me on the right path. Lesson learned: bring a map!
Other than that problem, it was a pretty good, moderate hike. Nice views of Lake George at the summit
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1046 ft / 319 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Very warm, humid, and clear day
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1046 ft / 319 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:DEC Red Trail - Pike Brook
    Trailhead:Pike Brook Rd trailhead  1594 ft / 485 m
Descent Statistics

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