Ascent of Bald Mountain on 2012-06-28

Climber: Kurt Phaneuf

Date:Thursday, June 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bald Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2349 ft / 715 m

Ascent Trip Report

Though I'd climbed the modest but most attractive Bald Mountain with my wife a few years ago, I decided to make a long day of hiking in the Old Forge area and this short, steep little climb was a good start to the day. It was also a great day for photographing my walk. The parking lot was FILLED with families AND tourists; despite the rather congested nature of the summit (I didn't even bother climbing the firetower), this was a refreshing, quick (30 minutes from trailhead to summit) jaunt and the young summit guide was most informative and pleasant. One of the great joys of Bald is the amount of open rock/ridge hiking encountered near the summit. Views are available shortly into one's hike so it's clear why this hike is so popular with families...
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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